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Frogeye leaf spot: Learn to Combat This Soybean infection

June 7, 2017

With predicted rain and warm weather moving through the South this summer, the risk of humidity increases. These are perfect conditions for spreading a disease like frogeye leaf spot. As the weather patterns move it is only a matter of time before frogeye leaf spot reaches the Midwest. With the potential to damage crop yield and revenue, now is the time for growers to pay special attention for signs of this disease.

Frogeye leaf spot causes dark, irregular lesions on the leaves, causing them to wilt or drop prematurely. When the disease attacks the soybean pods, reddish-brown spots appear, with the fungus traveling through the outside wall and infecting the mature seeds. If the infection is severe enough, yields can significantly decrease. If untreated, the disease can survive through winter and return to attack the plants next growing season.

To combat frogeye leaf spot, Syngenta suggests applying Quadris Top® SBX fungicide. This fungicide offers soybean growers the most robust formulation for broad-spectrum preventive and curative disease control, and can help increase yields and deliver a potential higher return on investment. Quadris Top SBX also provides:

  • Increased periods of photosynthesis for more plant growth and higher yield potential
  • Improved plant health for larger beans, fuller pods and improved pod retention

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