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February 19, 2015

Atlanta, Indiana – Farmers in soybean-growing regions across the country have been battling Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) without a way to fight back, until now. Beck’s is proud to offer ILeVO®, a new seed treatment from Bayer CropScience, as the only solution for SDS that has activity against nematodes.

“For years, SDS has plagued fields in soybean markets, causing massive destruction and detrimental yield loss,” said Scott Beck, vice president at Beck’s. “We’re excited to present farmers with the opportunity to add ILeVO to Beck’s Escalate™ yield enhancement system, providing unmatched protection against a disease that continues to spread across the United States.”

In multi-year data from 2011 to 2014, ILeVO showed a 5.4 Bu./A. average yield advantage across 190 SDS trials in the United States. ILeVO offers protection against two of the top five yield-robbing soybean pests, SDS and Soybean Cyst Nematodes (SCN). Symptoms of both diseases are not unique to the cause and often times are not visible early on. ILeVO’s success lies in its ability to protect the root zone, prevent early seedling infections, and reduce the intensity of SDS foliar symptoms.

“At Beck’s, we strive to provide farmers with the best tools and resources to not only maximize their yield, but protect it,” said Beck. “By adding ILeVO to Beck’s Escalate seed treatment, farmers can go to the field for the first time this spring knowing their soybeans are not only protected against SDS, but also nematodes, insects and other fungal diseases.”

Escalate is a proprietary seed treatment that comes standard on all Beck’s seed at no additional cost. Escalate has been proven to improve plant health, growth and yield. With a proprietary mix of insecticides, fungicides and biologicals, Escalate works to not only protect seed and seedlings from insects and diseases, but also stimulate root and shoot growth.

ILeVO can be added to Beck’s Escalate yield enhancement system for an additional cost. To place an order, call 800.937.2325 or visit for more information. The deadline to place an order for ILeVO treated soybeans is March 1, 2015.


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ILeVO, is a registered trademarks of Bayer. Escalate is a trademark of Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc.