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SDS on Track to Develop at the Kinston Grow More Experience site

July 25, 2019
This agronomic image shows soybeans at the Kinston, NC grow more experience site

CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment + Adepidyn® fungicide seed treatment
Planting date: May 22, 2019. Photo taken July 17, 2019.  Kinston, NC Grow MoreTM Experience site.

Warm temperatures and frequent rain at the Kinston, NC, Grow More™ Experience site have set the stage for Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) development. Considered the top yield-reducing soybean disease, SDS causes losses of more than 25 million bushels annually in the U.S., and requires a powerful tool for effective management.

SDS foliar symptoms typically become visible just after flowering, and the seed treatment plots have just entered that growth stage. However, this yield-robbing disease infects the crop early in the season and can cause irreversible damage before symptoms appear. Pairing good genetics with a powerful seed treatment remains key to protecting your soybeans from SDS.

Soybeans at the Kinston site have been treated with CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans seed treatment and Adepidyn® fungicide seed treatment. While visible signs of SDS have not appeared yet, the soybeans treated with Adepidyn fungicide seed treatment appear visibly healthier and less stressed than untreated soybeans. And with variable weather conditions, like most of the country has seen this season, crop stress levels will impact potential yield.

Other SDS seed treatments can add plant stress to soybeans, resulting in:

  • Slowed plant growth.
  • Reduced foliage.
  • Diminished roots.
  • Delayed canopy closure.

Adepidyn fungicide as a seed treatment provides SDS protection without plant stress, resulting in healthier plants with a greater ability to reach their full genetic yield potential. Adepidyn fungicide as a seed treatment will be marketed as Saltro® seed treatment once it receives federal registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

We’ll check back in with the Kinston site at the end of the season to see how Adepidyn fungicide as a seed treatment performed compared to other seed treatments. Until then, keep an eye out for SDS in your fields and for a different kind of SDS seed treatment for the 2020 season.

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Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations.

Adepidyn and Saltro are not currently registered for sale or use as a seed treatment in the United States and are not being offered for sale.

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