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Treat Your Soybeans for Higher Yields

January 4, 2018
Seed treated soybean pods.

Many factors contribute to strong emergence and stand establishment in soybeans, but it begins with protecting your soybeans with a seed treatment. In order to reach the highest yield potential each season, soybeans need a layer of defense against early-season diseases and insects. If plants are infected or damaged at an early growth stage, the chance for good emergence and stand establishment decreases.

The Iowa State University Extension says there are many benefits to planting treated soybeans. In order to turn a profit, planting high-quality seed is essential. After that, seed treatments can provide additional protection from major early-season diseases and insects, such as bean leaf beetles, Phytophthora and seed borne rot. Planting treated soybeans and good management are crucial for keeping these and other pests out of fields.

The University of Minnesota conducted field crop trials and found that treated soybeans saw less disease incidence than untreated soybeans, and were therefore able to reach greater yields. This was the first year farmers were allowed to plant treated soybeans during the trial.

For protection against damaging early-season insects and diseases, we recommend using CruiserMaxx® Vibrance® Beans seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products, and the only seed treatment that offers the unique RootingPower™ of Vibrance fungicide and the Cruiser® Vigor Effect.

Syngenta also offers Clariva® Elite Beans seed treatment, an easy-to-handle premix of Clariva® pn nematicide and CruiserMaxx Vibrance seed treatment, and the only product on the market that provides season-long activity against soybean cyst nematode.

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