Pick the Right Tools to Protect Late-Planted Soybeans
Unrelenting rain continues to make this season a frustrating one for soybean growers. The USDA reports that only 29% of soybeans were planted by the end of May compared to 74% at the same time in 2018.
If you have soybeans in the field, it’s time to give serious thought to disease control and insect management, as well. Because late-planted crops are more vulnerable to disease and insects, you need robust tools to keep you in control of some of the challenges that follow delayed planting.
Defend against key soybean pests
In seasons like this one, keep insect control top of mind. Late-planted soybeans develop less leaf tissue than those planted earlier, so it’s crucial to scout less mature fields often, to manage soybean aphids and other pests that can injure foliage and decrease the plant’s ability to photosynthesize and bulk up yield.
Additionally, with the extremely wet spring, expect insect pressure to increase quickly. For example, experts at Michigan State University Extension expect soybean aphids deposited into fields in the early vegetative stages will reproduce faster and reach thresholds up to 2 weeks sooner than aphids that enter fields later in the season during the early reproductive stages.
For proven control of harmful pests such as soybean aphids, stinkbugs and bean leaf beetles, we recommend Endigo® ZC insecticide. Its Zeon® Technology encapsulation protects the active ingredient for extended residual control and improves surface coverage. With 3 industry-leading technologies, Endigo ZC offers more effective knockdown than competitive brands, resulting in higher potential yield.
Stomp out disease and boost plant health
As with insects, expect disease pressure to increase this year compared to 2018. To stay ahead, a preventive fungicide application can make all the difference. Protect your late-planted soybeans with a fungicide that provides broad-spectrum defense against white mold, brown spot, frogeye leaf spot and other key foliar diseases.
The chart below shows how Miravis® Neo fungicide delivers excellent brown spot control, resulting in a greener, healthier crop.
Disease present: Brown spot
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In addition to unmistakable disease control, Miravis Neo will help your soybeans withstand additional stress with 2 active ingredients that provide excellent plant-health benefits to maximize yield and ROI potential.
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