Insecticide Offers Better ROI

Bayer CropScience has reduced the price of Leverage 2.7 insecticide, providing soybean growers protection for their crop and a better return on investment.

“This season Leverage 2.7 offers the same outstanding crop protection benefits that growers have become familiar with over the past two years,” says Keith Vodrazka, Bayer CropScience insecticide product manager. “But now they will get the fast knockdown, extended residual control and Stress Shield from Leverage 2.7 at a lower price, which simply means that Leverage is now an even greater value to the grower who uses it.”

Leverage 2.7 combines two modes of action to provide both contact and in-plant protection from a broad spectrum of sucking and chewing pests, including soybean aphids, bean leaf beetle, Japanese beetle, stink bugs, adult corn rootworm beetle and most worm pests.

The insecticide also provides growers with the added benefit of Stress Shield protection. Stress Shield helps defend plants from a variety of environmental stresses that can weaken yield potential. Plus, it helps plants remain vigorous during mild-to-moderate adverse growing conditions.

Minnesota soybean grower Daryl Dahlman understands the visual and economical benefits Leverage 2.7 provides, as his crop experienced tremendous aphid pressure in 2008.

“You could see that the beans treated with Leverage continued to grow, while the untreated plants stunted,” Dalhman says. “I saw more height and more pods on my treated beans. And, of course, more pods translated into a five to 10 bu/A advantage over my untreated beans.”

Vodrazka explained that like Dahlman, many other growers have experienced the power of Leverage 2.7 and Stress Shield protection in season and at harvest.

“Leverage 2.7 provides the excellent insect control growers have come to depend on, with the added plant health benefits of Stress Shield. Now the new lower price combined with the yield potential connected to stress-free plants, can help bring a great ROI and peace of mind to soybean growers in the 2010 season.”

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