Don’t Stop Boosting Soybean Yields

Jun 27, 2022


soybean yields need a boost with fungicide treatments
It’s tempting to plant the soybeans, spray for weeds, and hope crop genetics and good weather will bring out the yields. But don’t stop there! A proven fungicide could further boost your yields – and your ROI.
 
Without a doubt, crop inputs are pricey, but the value of a good fungicide goes beyond treating or suppressing the diseases you may or may not see today (such as white mold). With fungicide treatments, “the overall benefit is a healthy crop,” said Don Lamker, Federated ag sales rep serving Ogilvie and Rush City.
 
A proven fungicide with multiple modes of action, such as Miravis® Neo from Syngenta, “keeps those beans green and healthy, filling pods for a longer period of time,” said Lamker. Any kind of stress will put the beans into fight mode – they try to “fight off disease on their own instead of putting energy into producing the crop.”
 
Lamker said he’s seen yield improvement “100% of the time” in side-by-side comparisons of fungicide treated vs. untreated fields. “Over the years, I’ve always been able to show enough yield advantage to more than pay for the cost of the fungicide,” he said.
 
Whether or not disease such as white mold is present, fungicides prove their value at harvest. “Do your own comparison,” Lamker suggested. Split a field. Apply Miravis Neo on half and see which side yields best. (See related article on fungicide timing for white mold suppression.)
 
Miravis Neo offers broader disease control than its competitors. Carson Keefauver, Federated’s local Syngenta rep, stated, “With three modes of action and power of the Adepidyn technology, Miravis Neo provides growers confidence in using a fungicide … it not only protects against a broad spectrum of diseases, but enhances the crop’s overall health to preserve and promote yield. Keep your fields cleaner and greener with Miravis Neo.”
 
Talk to your Federated Agronomist to discuss your fungicide treatment options soon. (See related article on fungicide timing for white mold suppression, and Miravis Neo tech sheet here.)
 

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