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Defend 2020 Yield from Impact of 2019 Weather

February 29, 2020
This agronomic image shows a flooded field in IL

Flooded field in IL; 2019

As you prepare for planting, you might be thinking about the lasting impact of last year’s weather on this year’s soybean crop. What you may not have considered is how the movement of soil, pathogens and pests could impact your fields.

The Iowa State University Extension says erosion from heavy rain and flood waters in 2019 may have spread pests like soybean cyst nematode (SCN) to new fields. If you live in low-lying areas, you should be especially mindful of potentially higher risk for SCN and soilborne pathogens, like Fusarium virguliforme – the cause of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS).

In order to protect your soybeans from yield-robbing pests like SCN, you need to know what is in your fields. The SCN Coalition says SCN soil sampling is the first step to determining threat levels, managing the pest and protecting your fields. And while SCN and SDS-resistant seed varieties can help protect yield, using a seed treatment will ensure you have the yield protection you need.

A powerful seed treatment like Saltro® fungicide seed treatment will help you stay ahead of SDS and SCN in 2020. Saltro delivers superior SDS protection without causing early-season stress, and offers robust nematode activity. With more power to protect against the cause of SDS than older seed treatments, and with less stress, Saltro will help soybeans start and finish the 2020 season stronger.

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