New insecticide could be very important
According to Rummel, soybean aphid outbreaks typically occur between late-July and mid-August. “The ability to predict annual soybean aphid populations depends largely on weather conditions and environmental factors,” he said. “Once an outbreak occurs, growers have approximately one week to treat with an insecticide before injury levels occur. Timing is critical for successful insect control with any insecticide."
Rummel continued by saying, that in 2013 - preventative management tactics will be required in key Midwestern locations to ensure yield protection. “With forecasts for increased pressure, the window to scout and spray will be narrow,” he said. “Under this scenario, Skyraider can knock back insects upon contact. Plus, it has the added benefit of residual activity - which gives growers immediate peace of mind.”
On Mid-south soybeans, Rummel said 2011 and 2012 field trials demonstrated extremely high levels of broad-spectrum insect control. He continued by calling out that test plots hosting pressure from stink bugs and alfalfa hoppers all got extremely high marks.
Convenience in handling
Skyraider’s formulation and packaging delivers simplified handling and preparation steps for growers and applicators prior to treatments. “The formulation is easy-to-use and offers a more optimized use rate while protecting the grower’s investment along with time savings,” Rummel said. “It also offers the convenience of one product for multiple crop uses.
“Skyraider is truly a premier insecticide with differentiating performance advantages,” said Rummel. “It’s also being promoted throughout the industry as one of the most powerful pest control tools available to date. Pests can’t run or hide from Skyraider – because it’s just that good.”