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Late-Planted Soybean Yield at Greater Risk

June 4, 2019

As a seasoned soybean grower, you’re well aware that excessive rainfall and increased humidity creates an ideal environment for many yield-robbing soybean diseases and insects. The threat from those pests to your yield and bottom line increases with delayed planting because they affect your crop at earlier, more vulnerable growth stages.

According to the USDA, only 29% of soybeans were planted by late May, compared to 74% at the same time in 2018. In a challenging season like this one, protecting your crop with timely fungicide and insecticide applications can help save valuable yield and ROI potential. Despite late planting, the right tools can still help make this season a productive and profitable one.

Improve disease control with a tougher fungicide

Choosing the right fungicide and applying preventively can make all the difference for maximum disease protection and plant health this season. We recommend Miravis® Top fungicide – custom-built for top performance against challenging diseases like strobilurin-resistant and susceptible frogeye leaf spot, target stop, brown spot and other foliar diseases. Even in the harshest disease and weather conditions, you can count on Miravis Top to preserve yield and ROI potential better than competitive fungicides.

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Diseases present: Heavy target spot and brown spot pressure

Application timing: R4

Tupelo, AR 2018

Protect against yield-limiting pests

Late-planted soybeans produce less leaf tissue than soybeans planted earlier with more time to mature. As a result, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association advises growers to scout diligently for defoliating insects like corn earworms and stinkbugs that move in from other crops and apply an insecticide when these pests reach threshold.

To defend your soybeans if insects reach threshold, we recommend Besiege® insecticide. With Besiege, growers have access to dual-action protection against damaging pests like soybean loopers, armyworms, corn earworms and pests with resistance to some insecticide chemistries.

Especially in challenging seasons like this one, Miravis Top fungicide and Besiege insecticide can help protect your soybean yield potential and maximize profit potential.

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