Farmers need to be aware of several diseases that can affect corn and soybean crops during the spring growing season. The following are some of the most common corn and soybean diseases to watch for during this time.
Pests like seed corn maggot, wireworms and white grub as well as diseases like Pythium and Phytophthora can reduce soybean stands early in the season. Cover crops or heavy crop residue keep soils cooler and can delay emergence, which can increase the vulnerability of seeds and seedlings to pests. LumiGEN® seed treatments provide advanced protection against pests, disease and uncertain soil conditions during the critical early growth period.
During the spring planting season, farmers need to watch for several diseases that can affect corn and soybean seedlings. Below we will explore some of the most common emergence diseases.
Corteva Agriscience has incorporated proven nematode protection for corn and soybeans as part of LumiGEN® seed treatments, available AgVenture Independent Seed Companies as part of the Security Seed Protection System™. Let’s take a closer look at each nematicide offering and how it works.