Source: Syngenta Seedcare


Syngenta Seedcare announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Avicta 500 FS nematicide for use on soybean seed. Avicta will be available to soybean growers in combination with separately-registered Cruiser seed treatment insecticide and an ApronMaxx seed treatment fungicide as Avicta Complete Beans.


Chad Stone, crop manager, Syngenta Seedcare, said, "As a first-of-its-kind seed treatment product combination, Avicta Complete Beans is a convenient, seed-delivered solution for nematode control in soybeans. Avicta nematicide has been successful at controlling nematodes in cotton and corn, and now soybean growers also will be able to experience the benefits of this new management tool."


As a host crop, soybeans are highly susceptible to several of the same nematode species as cotton and corn. A recent shift in acreage away from cotton to other crops, including soybeans, throughout the southern United States means that growers who have historically battled nematode damage in their cotton fields should expect to see yield loss from nematodes in their corn and soybean crops.


With few rotational options and limited resistant soybean germplasm currently in existence, management of non-cyst forming nematodes is necessary to achieve maximum yield potential, said Stone.


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