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Soybean Seed Treatments Help Protect Against SCN

July 18, 2016

Soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is the most damaging pest to soybean yields in the U.S. and costs growers an estimated 128 million bushels of soybeans every year, according to the University of Missouri Extension. For more than 20 years, SCN has mostly been managed through crop rotation practices and planting SCN-resistant varieties, however, SCN is increasingly less susceptible to genetic resistance.

More than 95 percent of varieties use a single source of genetic resistance – PI88788. Overreliance has enabled SCN to adapt to this genetic resistance. Extension nematologists now recommend tools such as seed treatment nematicides in addition to traditional SCN management practices.

Clariva® Complete Beans seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, contains the only nematicide on the market that provides season-long, lethal activity against SCN and complements resistant varieties. Clariva Complete Beans also:

  • Delivers a yield increase of 2.7 bushels per acre (bu/A) compared to an insecticide/fungicide alone
  • Reduces the impact from sudden death syndrome (SDS) and other SCN-related diseases
  • Combines with Mertect® 340-F fungicide for increased activity against SDS
  • Reduces SCN reproduction and selection pressure
  • Optimizes root health and plant vigor
  • Increases yield potential at harvest

Learn more about SCN and management options to help grow more soybeans.

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