2019 PFR PROVEN - INSECTICIDE
When should you consider a foliar insecticide application in soybeans?
WHEN TO CONSIDER A FOLIAR INSECTICIDE IN SOYBEANS?
Stinkbug thresholds tend to be lower than other insects as they can quickly cause significant damage to seed numbers and seed quality. Treatment should be considered once you detect four or more adults or nymphs collected with 10 sweeps of a sweepnet or one adult per foot of row. If the soybeans are food-grade or for seed quality, this threshold is reduced to two adults or nymphs detected per 10 sweeps.
DID YOU KNOW?
FARMserver® has a soybean defoliation estimation tool that can help you estimate insect damage and make a control decision. Just open a soybean scouting note and select "leaf health" to get started.
WHAT ABOUT TANK MIXING WITH FUNGICIDES?
Although we have focused on the control of insects and the use of insecticides, we do know from previous research that a combined application of an insecticide and a fungicide can result in a synergistic or net greater effect. In other words, 2 + 2 does not equal 4 in this instance, but more like 5 or greater with the combined application of both products. Reference the PFR Proven™ soybean fungicide handout for a list of soybean fungicides that have worked at our PFR sites.
MUSTANG® MAXX INSECTICIDE
Mustang Maxx is an insecticide that controls more than 100 different pests on 200 crops. Its enhanced pyrethroid chemistry works on contact for atplant, pre- or post-emergence applications. Mustang Maxx has little to no residual activity. Results in PFR vary according to pest pressure.
Key Benefits: Group 3A insecticide, controls the widest range of insects
FASTAC™ EC (INSECTICIDE)
Fastac EC insecticide gives farmers an effective new tool for excellent knockdown, residual, and repellent action. Fastac insecticide will control a broad-spectrum of crop-damaging pests, including aphids, beetles, armyworms, and stink bugs.
Key Benefits: Non-skin sensitizer, broad spectrum control, and improved application properties
SOYBEAN MULTI-YEAR YIELD ADVANTAGE