At the Farm Progress Show last week, Bayer CropScience launched a new online industry resource, www.soysds.com, to provide information addressing the growing danger of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) in soybeans.
“For the second year in a row we’re seeing widespread Sudden Death Syndrome,” said Seed Growth Crop Manager Kerry Grossweiler. “Sudden Death Syndrome was first seen in Arkansas in 1971 and now this deadly disease has been documented in nearly every state where soybeans are grown.”
SDS is the number two yield-robbing pest in soybeans and losses range from 20-70 percent of a crop, which is why Bayer CropScience developed the first and only solution for growers called ILeVO®. “It’s the first soybean seed treatment that controls Sudden Death Syndrome and has activity against nematodes in the seed zone,” said Grossweiler.
ILeVO® was just introduced this season for soybean farmers and Grossweiler says they’ve already seen a lot of demand for next year. “People are already booking seed and determining what they want on that seed and they’re asking for ILeVO,” he said. “And they’re also asking for Poncho®/VOTiVO® … when you combine ILeVO with Poncho/VOTiVO, you have unmatched protection against nematodes, insects and SDS.”
Find out more in this interview: [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps-bayer-kerry.mp3″ text=”Interview with Kerry Grossweiler, Bayer CropScience”]