Seed treatments are the bridge between early-season benefits and late-season ROI.
When you spend about $80 per bag of seed, you likely expect some won’t emerge or will have weak plant stands. So, right off the bat, you’re losing potential ROI. But what if you could expect more seeds to emerge and have consistently stronger stands than what you’ve historically seen?
When looking at the numbers more closely, it’s clear emergence rates and plant vigor tie directly to what you’ll see on your yield monitor at harvest. And, contrary to what you may think, your seed treatment choice makes a big difference.
“Seed treatments are the bridge between early-season benefits and late-season ROI,” says Dale Ireland, Ph.D., Syngenta Seedcare technical product lead. “As soon as seeds go in the soil, insects and diseases begin attacking while abiotic factors, such as weather, begin stressing the young seedlings. Seed treatments provide immediate protection for your seed investment, establish strong plant stands and limit your replant risk, which ultimately boosts your potential yield.”
Beyond disease and insect protection for your seed investment, seed treatments have an added two-fold benefit. They limit the added cost and time associated with replanting and can increase the ROI potential of a field by helping seedlings emerge stronger, faster and healthier. Though not all seed treatments perform the same.
“CruiserMaxx APX protects soybeans against yield-robbing insects and diseases, like Pythium and Phytophthora, while enabling faster, more uniform emergence, stronger plants and roots and quicker speed-to-canopy,” Ireland says. “By adding on Saltro with CruiserMaxx APX, you can get superior Sudden Death Syndrome protection and robust Soybean Cyst Nematode activity.”
Talk to your retailer or Syngenta representative about adding a seed treatment to your portfolio. You can also visit SyngentaUS.com/CruiserMaxxAPX or WhySaltro.com to see more local trial results and product reviews.