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Naked soybean seeds are risky proposition

January 8, 2016

When planting, you never know exactly which circumstances and pests your soybeans will encounter during the season – but you do know that there will inevitably be something. Protecting your 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 and the University of Kentucky Extension explain that you can greatly benefit from applying a seed treatment in the following situations:

  • Many soilborne pathogens require moisture, and poorly drained or flooded fields provide an environment conducive to disease.
  • Low seeding rates are used. Each and every seed becomes more important.
  • Spring was cool or you are planting early. Under these conditions, seedlings take longer to emerge, giving the soilborne pathogens more time to feed.
  • Your field has a history of Phytophthora presence, soybean cyst nematode (SCN) or another disease/pest.

Clariva® Complete Beans nematicide/insecticide/fungicide, a combination of separately registered products, provides a revolutionary 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® insecticide/fungicide, a combination of separately registered products.

To learn more about the risks of planting naked seed vs. the benefits of treated seed, visit the Soybean Insider forum or contact your local Syngenta representative.


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