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Ilevo and SDS


Did any of you use Ilevo-treated seed for Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans? SDS was a problem last year in some areas, so curious how much Ilevo was used this year. It's a seed treatment designed to manage SDS.




Gil Gullickson
Crops Technology Editor, Successful Farming

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Jim Meade / Iowa City
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Re: Ilevo and SDS

I have not used iLevo and don't know of anyone who specifically has, but the mutterings in the field are that it is a good product.

I have had some minor SDS in past years but it's not a plague.  I approach the issue with the notion that planting early into warm soils and warm weather will give enough yield that it makes up for SDS loss.

I'm kind of ambivalent on iLevo.  I guess if I figured my chances of SDS were high, I'd use it unhesitatingly.  Otherwise, I tend to not use what I'd call add-ons or extras.

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