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gil.gullickson
Veteran Contributor

Seed treatments on soybeans?

All,

 

I was talking with a co-worker the other day about cutting costs, and we wondered if frames were pulling back on seed treatments this spring in soybeans. I was thinking at fungicide seed treatment would sure come in handy during this cold snap, but margins are really tight. Are you still using them, at least a fungal seed treatment?

 

 

Best,
Gil Gullickson
Crops Technology Editor
Successful Farming

 

 

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: Seed treatments on soybeans?

I thought ILevo was too high priced $20/unit, so rolled the dice at about $6 with Apron and a couple others...will it work, who knows?   🙂

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jwm_fillmore
Senior Reader

Re: Seed treatments on soybeans?

A foolish mistake to cutback on Seed Treatment.  We did reduce population planted on 15 inch rows.  Believe that to be a better choice.

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lsc76cat
Senior Advisor

Re: Seed treatments on soybeans?

Don't use seed treatment on soybeans - just try to follow Kierstens's advice.

She's the brilliant disease specialist from Purdue that I met at ECIN's field day.

Don't plant beans in cold/wet ground.

But then it can be warm and dry like last week and cold/wet this week.

Oh well - I tried.

 

By the way:  Gil - you may want to get a different spell checker.

One that doesn't make "frames" out of farmers!!

 

 

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gil.gullickson
Veteran Contributor

Re: Seed treatments on soybeans?

Sorry, I whip these things out so fast that I don't check the spelling sometimes! I see that all the time on Facebook comments, particularly when folks get in heated arguments.

 

We had the same kind of weather this month where it's been warm sometimes and downright wintry like this weekend. So I'm thinking seed treatment would really pay under circumstances like this.

 

Best,

Gil 

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JimMeade
Veteran Advisor

Re: Seed treatments on soybeans?

Gil, you can go into options, edit and correct your mistakes, even in the subject line.

I'm not a fan of soybean seed treatment as a prophylactic.  I'll use it when conditions indicate.  The problem is, of course, that sometimes you have to guess ahead of time.  I'm inclined to not use seed treatments.

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