New seed treatment raises bar on insect protection
A new soybean insecticide seed treatment aims to provide better protection for early-planted soybeans, especially those planted behind a cover crop, according to Brad Van Kooten, Pioneer seed treatment category leader.
Lumiderm seed treatment, which will be widely available next year, contains a novel Group 28 insecticide mode of action that shields soybean seedlings against twice the number of insect species compared to Gaucho seed treatment, adding cutworms, white grubs, thrips and wireworms to the spectrum of control.
“Growers — especially those who prefer to...
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