Think before cutting out soybean seed treatment in 2015

A number of growers are looking for ways to reduce input costs for their 2015 crop. Things such as reducing seeding rate, using generics and opting not to use a soybean seed treatment are ways to cut costs, but all come with their own risks.

When it comes to seed treatments, one common disease is Phytophthora. There are many soybean varieties that claim excellent field tolerance and may possess genes for resistance. So one would think a seed-applied fungicide is not necessary. However, keep in mind a few things:

In the end, a seed treatment such as CruiserMaxx Beans with Vibrance insecticide/fungicide really is a good investment no matter what the grain prices are. Talk to your Key Cooperative agronomist to learn more.

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