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Soybean Seed Treatments: Questions that Emerge When Soybean Plants Don’t
Tue - September 6, 2016
by Kiersten Wise, Soybean Plant Pathologist, Purdue University

Poor soybean stand establishment is frustrating, especially considering all the time and money spent on seed, planting, and maintaining fields.

This is particularly true when farmers have also invested in seed treatments designed to prevent crop loss due to seedling diseases. However, every product has limitations and may not always work the way it is intended. Conversely, a user may expect a product to work in a way in which it was not intended.

As part of an on-going regional research project called Identification and Biology of Seedling Pathogens of Soybean, funded by the North Central Soybean Research Program and the United Soybean Board, we answer frequently-asked questions about soybean emergence and seed treatments.

Read Soybean Seed Treatments: Questions that Emerge When Soybean Plants Don’t
Read Fungicide Efficacy for Control of Soybean Seedling Diseases - North Central Regional Committee on Soybean Diseases - Updated April 2016 
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