Clariva Complete Beans nematicide/insecticide/fungicide, an on-seed application of separately registered products, continues to produce consistently higher soybean yields than insecticide/fungicide seed treatments, as proven with 2013 results. Clariva Complete Beans builds on the insect and disease protection from CruiserMaxx Beans with Vibrance insecticide/fungicide seed treatment by adding a nematicide with direct, season-long protection against soybean cyst nematode (SCN).
The annual damage from SCN is greater than that of the next three most destructive soybean pests combined. “Its ability to reproduce quickly has made SCN a widespread pest throughout the Midwest,” said Dale Ireland, Ph.D., technical product lead at Syngenta. “Their ability to feed on resistant SCN varieties — especially on the widely used PI88788 source of resistance — makes some SCN populations even more difficult to control.”
To tackle the lack of season-long management options for this damaging pest, Syngenta conducted Clariva Complete Beans trials with SCN-resistant varieties from 2010 to 2013. When used in fields with moderate-to-high SCN pressure, Clariva Complete Beans consistently improved yields by an average of 4.1% compared to an insecticide/fungicide check. In the same trials, Poncho/VOTiVO insecticide/fungicide offered a mere 0.3% average yield increase.
Furthermore, SCN populations across the Midwest have shown increased reproduction in varieties using the PI88788 source of resistance. In fields with these so-called “HG Type 2” SCN populations, Clariva Complete Beans produced an average 4.4% yield increase versus an insecticide/fungicide check over the last three years. This underlines the potential for Clariva Complete Beans to offer growers additional effective SCN protection and to help them manage resistance.
Planting soybeans treated with Clariva Complete Beans will protect high-value seeds against SCN, early-season insects and diseases. This enables plants to start strong so farmers can grow more soybeans.