Soybeans infected with SDS. Photo credit to Syngenta.
Since there are no in-season treatment options for SCN or SDS, Syngenta encourages growers to take the necessary steps to control both of these pests during planting.
Syngenta recommends growers plant NK® Soybean varieties with resistance to both SCN and SDS. This preventive strategy will provide soybeans with a foundation of protection from these pests.
For an added level of season-long protection against SCN, growers can apply Clariva® Complete Beans seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products. Adding Mertect® 340-F fungicide to this application will help further protect seeds from SDS during the early stages of development.