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Farm Progress Reports

Number

RFR A1589

Department

Plant Pathology

Abstract

The use of seed treatments on soybean is becoming more prevalent in Iowa. Due to increasing seed costs, many farmers are reducing their seeding rates, consequently stand establishment is very important. Seed treatment products may include fungicides, nematicides, insecticides, and biologicals. Seed treatments protect stand by reducing risk of seedling disease and early-season insect damage. The objectives of this study were to evaluate commercial seed treatments for stand establishment, disease and insect control, and effect on yield.

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