Seed treatment offers help to protect against pest

A missing piece to soybean pest control will be available to Midwestern growers in 2014. Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta introduces Clariva Complete Beans nematicide/insecticide/fungicide, an on-seed application of separately registered products that adds a revolutionary nematicide to the market-leading broad-spectrum seed treatment of CruiserMaxx Beans with Vibrance insecticide/fungicide.

This soybean seed treatment combination protects against a broad spectrum of early-season insects and diseases, and offers season-long activity against SCN.

Annual losses of approximately $1.5 billion can be attributed to SCN infestations, which can increase the risk for disease in soybeans, such as sudden death syndrome, brown stem rot, Pythium and Phytophthora root rot. Clariva Complete Beans includes the active ingredient Pasteuria nishizawae (P. nishizawae), which provides a direct mode of action on SCN. P. nishizawae is active from day one and reduces SCN feeding and reproduction, ultimately killing the pest. P. nishizawae remains in the root zone throughout the season to offer activity against SCN. Clariva Complete Beans will complement the use of SCN-resistant varieties and crop rotation, and help manage resistance.

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