Reaching for soybean yield potential using an insecticide-fungicide tankmix
“The big thing is that farmers are getting two modes of action against disease and two modes of action against insects along with overall better plant health,” McDaniel said.
Leverage 360 takes out both chewing and sucking insects such as bean leaf beetles, stinkbugs and aphids with a quick contact knockdown, and then up to three weeks of systemic residual control. Stratego YLD controls a large range of fungal diseases, including brown spot and frogeye leaf spot with long-lasting residual, too, by redistributing itself through movement in the waxy layer of the leaf surface.
“We’ve never had better soybean cultivar genetics than today, and using this combination of insecticide and fungicide is a very cost-effective way to double up protection for high yields,” McDaniel said.
Logically, both products help with plant health and vigor, but Bayer CropScience has identified a unique Stress Shield property of Leverage for even more added plant vigor protection. The wide variations in soil moisture plus high and low temperatures makes shielding the soybeans as much as possible a wise move this year, McDaniel explained.
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