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Help Protect Your Soybeans Against SDS

September 13, 2019
This agronomic image compares Soybeans inoculated with sudden death syndrome (SDS). Treatments from left to right: untreated check; treated with ILeVO® and Acceleron®; treated with ILeVO and CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans; treated with Saltro® fungicide.

Soybeans inoculated with sudden death syndrome (SDS). Treatments from left to right: untreated check; treated with ILeVO® and Acceleron®; treated with ILeVO and CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans; treated with Saltro® fungicide.

The moment soybean seeds hit the ground, they are exposed to countless environmental factors like sudden death syndrome (SDS) that chip away at their health and may limit yield potential. At a recent Grow MoreTM Experience event in Slater, IA, we examined the impact of SDS on 4 inoculated soybean plants. One plant, a check, was left untreated, and the other 3 had a seed treatment applied before planting. Here’s what visitors saw:

  • Untreated Check: Showed clear signs of foliar disease (dead or dying leaves), was noticeably smaller (stunted growth) than the other plants.
  • Soybean treated with ILeVO® and Acceleron®: Showed some foliar signs of disease, plant stress (phytotoxicity) and stunted growth.
  • Soybean treated with ILeVO® and CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment: Showed minor foliar signs of disease, plant stress (phytotoxicity) and stunted growth.
  • Soybean treated with Saltro® fungicide: Showed hardly any signs of disease, was noticeably taller and had bigger leaves than the other 3 plants.

We strongly recommend treating your high-value soybean seeds in 2020 and look forward to offering Saltro, a new option for SDS protection. Containing Adepidyn fungicide, a powerful SDHI, Saltro will deliver protection against SDS and nematodes, without causing additional early-season stress on the plant.

Pairing Saltro with CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans, a combination of separately registered products for early-season insects and disease, will help keep roots vigorous and healthy, even in the absence of insect and disease pressures.

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