At Champion Seed, we are always exploring the latest advancements in soybean seed treatment and other seed-applied treatments. We are constantly studying which individual treatment products are still providing the protection needed and which are becoming less effective. We know that after using the same fungicides repeatedly, Mother Nature finds a way to adapt and overcome.
Beware of the inexpensive seed treatments. They are most likely a blend of older, off-patent products that are less effective than the new chemistries and formulations.
The Champion Seed team is committed to offering the most effective and latest seed-applied treatment products available. Because when our customers are successful, we’re successful.
Selecting the right treatment
Champion’s Elevate soybean seed treatment packages contain multiple fungicides that help protect your soybean seedlings from a spectrum of fungal pathogens including Phytophthora Root Rot, Pythium, Fusarium Root Rot and Rhizoctonia. These four very common soil-borne pathogens are present in almost every field across the Midwest, waiting for Mother Nature to provide the environment for them to attack their hosts — your soybeans.
Warm and wet conditions favor Phytophthora Root Rot, while cool, saturated soils are optimal for Pythium. Stress, drought and herbicide injury can open the door for Rhizoctonia infections. On top of those, high pH soils, iron deficiency chlorosis, nematodes and nutrient disorders can increase the occurrence of Fusarium.
New for the 2023 planting season, Champion Seed has added Picarbutrazox (PCBX) to our Elevate and Elevate VIP treatment packages. PCBX contains the most powerful molecule available for the suppression of Pythium and Phytophthora. Our Elevate VIP package includes Saltro for suppression of Soybean Cyst Nematode and Sudden Death Syndrome.
Each Elevate level offers different layers of protection:
- Elevate Select – Fungicides
- Elevate – Fungicides + Insecticide
- Elevate VIP – Fungicides + Insecticide with Sudden Death and Soybean Cyst Nematode suppression
Contact your local seed dealer or call our office at 888-417-2004 for more details about Champion’s Elevate Soybean Seed Treatments.