Early Soybean Management Choices Affect the Entire Season
Not every farm is the same, so it’s important to have an understanding of what’s happening both above and below the soil. Knowing which insects, diseases, nematodes and weeds are present in soybean fields will help growers prepare accordingly and maximize yields. Soybean seed treatment selection can have a ripple effect extending throughout the season.
Protecting soybean seed from the start pays off with higher yield potential, fewer replants and lower chances of intensive scouting and last-minute corrective applications. The Ohio State University Extension explains that growers can greatly benefit from applying treated seed in the following situations:
- Poorly drained or flooded fields. Many soilborne pathogens require moisture, this provides an environment conducive to disease.
- Low seeding rates. With less seed planted, each and every seed becomes more important.
- Cool spring or planting early. Under these conditions, seedlings take longer to emerge, giving the soilborne pathogens more time to feed.
- Fields with a history of pests. It’s important to look back at the history of the field to prepare for the next season.
Syngenta offers CruiserMaxx® Beans with Vibrance® seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, to help growers enhance RootingPower and protect soybeans from early-season pests. CruiserMaxx Vibrance:
- Provides the insect and disease protection growers need to maximize the yield potential of high-value seeds
- Optimizes root health through best-in-class Rhizoctonia protection
- Increases the potential for a larger root surface area with more root tips and forks to allow for more efficient water and nutrient uptake
Additionally, Clariva® Complete Beans seed treatment a combination of separately registered products, offers a nematicide with direct, lethal activity against SCN – adding effective, season-long SCN protection to the market-leading, broad spectrum pest protection of CruiserMaxx Beans with Vibrance.
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