How does ILeVO impact Root rot and nematodes?
SDS is one of the most aggressive soybean root rot pathogens. Initial SDS infections occur on the
roots and crowns of young soybean plants causing a phase that impacts the early-season health
of the soybean seedling. Even when no SDS visual symptoms are experienced, root rot effects
can still contribute to yield loss. ILeVO controls this early-season root rot at the initial infection site
before symptoms become visible, thereby reducing the incidence and severity of the impact SDS
has later in the season.
Additionally, ILeVO has a mode of action new to the market which provides broad-spectrum
activity against nematodes including lance, reniform, root lesion, root-knot and Soybean Cyst
Nematodes (SCN). SCN is the number one yield-robbing soybean pest and has caused an average
loss of 126 million bushels per year over the last five years.*
*A. Wrather, University of Missouri, United Soybean Board-funded project.