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Soybean Seeds: To Treat or Not to Treat?

July 4, 2018
This agronomic image shows Seedcare Specialist Clay Koenig explains the value in treating soybean seeds with a visual aid at our Columbia, MO, Grow More Experience site.

June 20, 2018: Seedcare Specialist Clay Koenig explains the value in treating soybean seeds with a visual aid at our Columbia, MO, Grow More ExperienceTM site.

Conventional wisdom has taught us to save more and spend less when commodity prices are low, making it very tempting to forgo any “extra” soybean inputs. However, a recent trial in Columbia, MO, showed that choosing to treat your soybean seeds provides value in any season, regardless of commodity prices or weather conditions. Spending a little more on a soybean seed treatment up front provides peace of mind and higher yield potential.

Soybeans have their highest yield potential at the moment they are planted. From that point onward, environmental factors such as drought, disease and insect pressure slowly chip away at those prospects. Protecting seeds with a seed treatment helps preserve each soybean seeds’ yield potential and ensures you maximize your bushels per acre at the end of the season.

This agronomic image show soybeans in Columbus, MO treated with CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment, (right) emerged quickly, had more developed root systems and were noticeably healthier (greener, larger) than their untreated counterparts (left). Vigorous emergence and more developed roots allow soybeans to better tolerate poor growing conditions.

Columbia, MO: Soybeans treated with CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment, (right) emerged quickly, had more developed root systems and were noticeably healthier (greener, larger) than their untreated counterparts (left). Vigorous emergence and more developed roots allow soybeans to better tolerate poor growing conditions.

We recommend treating your soybean seeds with CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans seed treatment*. The treatment contains 4 proven active ingredients engineered to help your soybeans establish a strong defensive system from bottom to top in their critical early-growth stages. CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans provides the Cruiser® Vigor Effect to help produce more robust, vigorous plants, even in the absence of insects. It also delivers the unique RootingPower of Vibrance fungicide for an added level of Rhizoctonia protection.

If soybean cyst nematode (SCN) is an issue in your area, we recommend treating your soybean seeds with Clariva® Elite Beans seed treatment. An easy-to-handle premix of Clariva pn seed treatment nematicide and CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans, it is the only seed-applied nematicide on the market that provides season-long activity against SCN.

Start next season strong by choosing a proven seed treatment for your soybeans. Talk to your retailer or seed treater today.

Contact your Syngenta representative to visit the Columbia, MO, Grow More Experience site and check the Know More, Grow More blog throughout the season for periodic updates and event recaps. Or sign up for our Know More, Grow More Digest to receive twice-monthly agronomic email updates pertinent to your area.

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*CruiserMaxx Vibrance Beans is a combination of separately registered products.

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