Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Topline Results Confirm Soybean Yield Benefit Over Five Years

Trial Data Shows Average 4.7 bu/A Yield Increase with ILeVO® Seed Treatment
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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (January 17, 2017) – Trials performed during another crop year have confirmed the yield benefit seen in prior years with ILeVO seed treatment across U. S. soybean growing states. Both demo and university trials measured a yield benefit in fields with varying levels of Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) pressure. SDS and SCN are two top soybean yield robbers and are present in almost every soybean growing state.

Topline results from 2011-2016 university trials show that 2016 ILeVO yield increases are on par with the past four-year average of 4.7 bu/A. SDS trials across 21 variety locations report an average yield increase of 4.7 bu/A in 2016. Yield increases were even greater than 10 bu/A at sites with higher levels of disease infestations.

Across soybean growing states, 304 demo trials were executed to measure the ILeVO yield benefit on a range of plots. Side-by-side demos saw an average yield increase of 3 bu/A, while demos with documented visual symptoms showed an average yield benefit of 3.7 bu/A. Even demos without documented visual symptoms of SDS showed an average yield benefit of 2.7 bu/A.

“We’re proud to see that ILeVO is continuing to perform consistently in 2016,” said Jeremiah Mullock, Bayer seed treatment product development. “It’s important to note that our 304 demo trials reported a 76 percent positive response. It shows that the yield benefit appeared across the trials and not just in a few plots. ILeVO is continuing to demonstrate its return value for growers across varying levels of disease pressure.”

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