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Learn to Identify Sudden Death Syndrome and Soybean Cyst Nematode

August 13, 2020

A soybean plant with Sudden Death Syndrome at Valmeyer, IL

All growers know a soybean’s genetic yield potential is the highest at planting, and every input decision or stressor that comes in the season can impact future yield results. In a field with a history of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), using a seed treatment to get off to the right start can be especially crucial.

SDS and SCN are 2 of the biggest yield-limiting diseases for soybeans. Iowa State University says severe SDS pressure can lead to yield losses greater than $190 million a year, while SCN has caused an estimated $1.5 billion yield loss in the U.S.

When SDS and SCN occur in the same field, it can make the yield impact worse. As SCN feed on soybean roots, it allows the SDS pathogen to enter the roots and infect the plant, leaving soybeans more vulnerable to infection. The United Soybean Board says when SDS occurs along with SCN, disease symptoms appear earlier and are more severe, increasing the risk of devastating yield loss.

Establish Powerful Protection Early

This agronomic image shows a soybean trial comparing plant stand and canopy closure

Grow More Experience site at Dixon, IL trial comparing plant stand and canopy closure

Left: Saltro® + CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® seed treatment

Right: ILEVO® + CruiserMaxx Vibrance seed treatment

To help soybeans reach maximum yield potential, you need a seed treatment that protects against both SDS and SCN without adding additional early-season stress. By eliminating early-season stress and protecting against the 2 biggest soybean yield-robbers, the left seed treatment can help maximize your yield potential.

Saltro fungicide seed treatment delivers superiors SDS protection without causing early season stress, and offers robust nematode activity. By protecting seedlings from SDS and SCN without adding stress early in the season, Saltro can help soybeans establish stronger plant stands with quicker canopy closure, ultimately helping your crop achieve maximum yield potential.

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