Planting Treated Wheat Seed Good Investment Says Syngenta's Brent BeslerFri, 25 Sep 2020 08:29:24 CDT
As farmers transition from the summer growing season to full mode winter wheat planting, Brent Besler, agronomic service representative covering western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle for Syngenta, offers some advice.
Besler was recently interviewed by Radio Oklahoma Agriculture Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd.
Over the next few weeks where I think farmers can get the biggest bang for their buck from a wheat standpoint is seed treatments, Besler said.
A lot of guys overlook seed treatments which can help establish strong roots and protect against disease, he said.
Syngenta has a robust premix with herbicides and fungicides and other products that can help, Besler said.
Applying a good seed treatment is good for both grazing and grain harvest as it protects from insect and disease damage, Besler said.
This is especially critical for continuous-crop wheat fields.
When we look at trials we've run in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, treatments help producers meet yield goals, Besler said.
Syngenta has a relatively new product (Miravis Ace fungicide) to protect against fusarium head scab. Besler said it contains the active ingredients pydiflumetofen and propiconazole.
What we have seen is this has been an excellent product that we first launched last year, Besler said. I am really excited about the flexibility and control from that product, he said.
When talking with producers this year, Besler said they are all dealing with a unique set of challenges.
Growers are trying to figure out where to make their investments on inputs and where to put all the pieces, Besler said.
The Syngenta representative added it is a challenge for producers to maximize yields without breaking the bank.
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