by Derek Dicke  derekd@agpartners.net

As you and your agronomist are working on planning next year’s soybean seed order, keep in mind soybean treatment. Soybean seed treatments protect against seedling diseases that decrease plant stands, keeping you farther away from the edge of the yield cliff. Over multiple replicated trials in the Minnesota and Wisconsin Answer Plots we have seen on average 16,200 more plants per ac on treated seed with Warden CX. This could be the difference in an acceptable stand versus a replant stand. Over multiple years we have seen an average response of 2.6 bu/ac, 68% of the time, when using Warden CX. This is due to our area often having ideal conditions for early seedling diseases, such as Phytophthora, Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium in the spring.

As you can see in the chart above Warden CX is excellent in the four big seedling diseases, which is why we use it at all Ag Partners, Kenyon Ag Service, Benson Farm Service, and Western Wisconsin AG Supply locations. Also remember that late planted soybeans don’t reduce the risk of seedling disease, it just changes the disease spectrum as seen below.

As always you be sure to consult with your local agronomist for specific recommendations in your  geography.