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Posted 30 May 2013. PMN Crop News.

Syngenta Adds Soybean Fungicide Options to Provide Growers Stress Management and Higher Yields

Source: Syngenta Crop Protection-US Press Release.

Greensboro, North Carolina (May 8, 2013)--As part of its mission to enable farmers to grow more soybeans, Syngenta continues to push the envelope in stress management. This season, growers will have Quilt Xcel® and Quadris Top® SB fungicides to utilize in the Midwest and South, respectively. Each product offers tailored chemistries to equip soybeans to withstand environmental stress and to target each region’s top yield-robbing pathogens.


“Quilt Xcel and Quadris Top SB offer benefits that are proven to boost yield by an average of 4 to 8 bu/A,” said Andrew Fisher, fungicide product lead, Syngenta. “These products enhance plant growth to produce larger beans, fuller pods and better pod retention, offering growers the opportunity for superior soybean harvests.”

Because ideal growing conditions are rarely the norm, soybeans still have the opportunity to yield strong with timely fungicide applications. Quilt Xcel and Quadris Top SB enhance plant physiology so soybeans can better tolerate environmental pressures. Despite the challenges of drought or high temperatures, these fungicides reduce the rate of transpiration, which increases stress tolerance and water use efficiency in soybeans. More vigorous root systems support increased water and nutrient uptake and translocation to improve plant growth even further. Additionally, both fungicides preserve green leaf area to prolong photosynthesis—all of which equates to extended pod development and higher yields.

In addition to improved stress management, these fungicides provide broad-spectrum, residual control of all major foliar diseases. Quadris Top SB in particular has proven high performance against strobilurin-resistant frogeye leaf spot, a widespread pathogen in the hot, humid conditions in the South. As solutions for stress management and improved plant physiology, Syngenta fungicides will enable soybeans to yield strong this season.

Bob Callanan