Greensboro, North Carolina
Source: Seeds of Progress -
Syngenta Seed Care
The adoption of
CruiserMaxx® Beans brand insecticide/fungicide seed
treatment in southern markets has proven to be invaluable to
soybean growers. As seed prices continue to escalate and weather
patterns change, CruiserMaxx Beans seed treatment is a vital
necessity to ensure a successful season.
Over the last several years, the South has experienced a steady
growth of insect pressure in soybeans. "We've never used
anything that's kept the insects off soybean plants before, so
we didn't know how big of an impact the insects were actually
making until now," said Dr. Gus Lorenz, University of Arkansas
extension entomologist. "CruiserMaxx Beans has shown an obvious
improvement in plant vigor and growth, and helps guarantee
growers get a viable crop the first time they plant."
CruiserMaxx Beans offers superior protection against a wide
spectrum of troublesome soybean insects, including grape
colaspis, leafhoppers, three-cornered alfalfa hopper, thrips,
bean leaf beetles, aphids, and white grub. In addition,
CruiserMaxx Beans also protects soybeans against a wide range of
diseases, including Pythium, early-season Phytophthora,
Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, seed-borne Sclerotinia, seed-borne
Phomopsis and general seed rots.
"I see a consistent vigor effect with CruiserMaxx Beans," said
Scott Stewart, an extension entomologist at the University of
Tennessee. "With protection against early-season insects,
especially thrips, we're getting better emergence and taller,
healthier, more vigorous plants."
With soybean seed in short supply in 2008, southern growers were
faced with increased production risks including planting
unproven varieties and poor-quality seed. This is the effect of
extreme heat and drought last year in key soybean seed
production areas, coupled with an 18 percent increase in soybean
acreage from 2007. As a result of the seed shortage, growers did
not have replant options and had only one shot at getting a
stand, making it extremely important to protect every seed.
"With the seed quality issue we had this year, anything that's
going to help the plant jump up out of the ground is going to be
an asset," said Lorenz. "The bottom line for soybean producers
is that with CruiserMaxx Beans we can increase our yields and
the expense doesn't cover up the profits."
Lorenz recommends CruiserMaxx Beans for its unmatched insect and
disease protection which helps soybean seedlings reach their
full genetic potential. Growers can rest assured that their
investment in soybean seed is protected right from the start,
providing a better chance for an outstanding season. "The beans
treated with CruiserMaxx Beans were healthier, taller and more
vigorous. They looked so much better—you can always tell where
the soybeans treated with CruiserMaxx Beans are. Growers need
every bean they plant to get a good stand, and CruiserMaxx Beans
seems like it keeps the beans in good shape," said Lorenz.
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