Maximize Soybean Yield

Plan Prepare Protect Succeed


Your Plan Begins with the Right Variety Selection

Choosing the right soybean varieties for your farm is critical to your success.
Characteristics to consider in selecting your soybean varieties include maturity, trait package, yield potential, standability, disease and pest resistance.

Here are some helpful tips as you begin the process of choosing your varieties
for the upcoming crop year:

  • Evaluate your fields and make note of what worked and what didn’t in the previous year
  • Review company and third-party yield trials
  • Be sure the varieties you select fit well with your cultural practices
  • Choose traits and defensive packages that address the issues unique to your fields
  • Factor in the challenges missed weeds may have caused in your fields

Consider the weed pressures you encountered last season. Evaluate whether missed weeds last season may be herbicide-resistant, and try a new strategy to treat those missed weeds in the upcoming season. If you didn’t experience missed weeds and are eager to continue the viability of the Roundup® system on your farm, consider stewarding your Roundup technology by rotating with the LibertyLink® system.


Get Real Yields with the LibertyLink® System

Choose Liberty® and LibertyLink® to optimize your yield with high-performing genetics and better weed control for real yield. In the real world, missed weeds compromise yield potential. The LibertyLink system is simply a better weed control solution so you don’t lose yield due to missed weeds. Crop Science has combined the powerful smart geneticsof Credenz® soybeans with the high-performing LibertyLink trait.

LibertyLink Advantages

  • High-performing genetics combined with the power of Liberty’s excellent weed control for real yield
  • The LibertyLink system helps you achieve your full yield potential with a unique mode of action (Group 10) that controls your toughest broadleaf and grass weeds, reducing their drain on your yield
  • Nonselective weed control of your toughest weeds, including Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, waterhemp, marestail and kochia


Prepare for a Strong Season

Make the most of your soybean seed investment by preparing your seeds for planting. Research shows farmers can enhance seed emergence and vigor through the use of seed treatments.

In fact, soybean seed treatment has risen during the last several years as farmers see how effective seed treatments can be in controlling early yield threats for a healthier, more vigorous crop. When seed treatments are not used, soybeans may be more susceptible to disease, insects and other pathogens like Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Sudden Death Syndrome and soybean cyst nematode (SCN).

EverGol Energy SB

Soybean seeds treated with EverGol® Energy SB emerge quicker and grow faster, resulting in consistently better final crop establishment, the prerequisite for higher yields. This provides your beans with protection from seed, seedling and soil-borne diseases caused by Rhizoctonia solani, Fusarium spp., Pythium spp. and Phomopsis spp. on soybeans.

EverGol® Energy SB Advantages

  • Three distinctive modes of action that protect against a broad spectrum of fungal plant pathogens
  • Systemic properties protect the soybean seedling as well as the seed
  • Fast, reliable and uniform early emergence resulting in better plant stands under disease pressure
  • Soybeans treated with EverGol Energy SB are fit and vigorous plants, leading to a more efficient use of water and soil nutrients


Poncho®/VOTiVO® seed treatment protects young plants from pests during the critical early development stages, leading to healthier root development and improved vigor. Poncho/VOTiVO is a powerful seed treatment for your soybean crop that prevents damage before pests can strike.

Applied directly to the seed, its systemic activity is absorbed by new roots immediately, protecting seedlings and roots from numerous insect pests, including early-season aphids, overwintering bean leaf beetles, grape colaspis, seed corn maggots and wireworms.

Poncho/VOTiVO employs a biological mode of action with a unique bacteria strain that lives and grows with young roots, creating a living barrier that keeps yield-robbing soybean nematodes, including reniform, root-knot and soybean cyst nematode, from reaching the root.

Co-apply with Peridiam™ Precise 1010 to ensure seed treatments stay on the seed where they belong in order to maximize appearance and ROI, minimize dust-off and increase plantability.

Poncho/VOTiVO Advantages

  • Living bacteria grow around roots to prevent nematode damage from SCN and other significant types of nematodes
  • Systemic mode of action protects the entire plant during early development, supporting healthier plant establishment
  • Controls early-season aphids, overwintering bean leaf beetles and other important early-season insects common in soybeans
  • Promotes higher yields through a healthier root system and a more vigorous and uniform crop
  • Complements SCN-resistant varieties for extra protection and proper resistance management


Introducing ILeVO,® the first and only seed treatment that protects against Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and has activity against nematodes. It protects the soybean root system against the SDS fungus, and it works against nematodes in the seed zone, producing healthier plants with higher yield potential.

SDS is one of the top yield-robbing pests in soybeans. From 2009 to 2014, average losses in the United States were estimated at 43 million bushels per year.* First seen in Arkansas in 1971, this deadly disease has been documented in almost every state where soybeans are grown.

SDS is caused by the fungus Fusarium virguliforme (or Fusarium solani f. sp. glycines), which is a soil-borne fungus that moves from field to field. Once present in a field, the fungus does not go away and can be spread by soil movement to neighboring fields.

Initial infections of SDS occur on the roots and crowns of young soybean seedlings, resulting in Fusarium root rot. Later in the season, the fungus can produce toxins which cause visual symptoms including leaf drop, reduced pod fill, aborted pods and, ultimately, yield loss.

According to 181 trials across the U.S. comparing ILeVO to current fungicidal/insecticidal seed treatments, ILeVO provided a yield benefit ranging from 2–10 bu./acre with yield increasing as foliar symptoms intensify.

With the use of ILeVO, growers see an average yield increase of two bushels per acre even when there are no visual symptoms of SDS.

In addition to managing the impact of SDS on the plant, ILeVO provides activity against nematodes in the seed zone. The payoff is a healthier plant with maximum yield potential.

*“ Estimates of Soybean Yield Reductions Caused by Diseases in the United States,” United Soybean Board,

ILeVO® Advantages

  • The first and only seed treatment solution for SDS that has activity against nematodes
  • Controls Fusarium root rot at the initial infection site before symptoms become visible
  • Complements current genetics, protecting the yield potential of all soybean varieties including SDS-resistant varieties
  • Delivers healthier plants for higher yield potential; trials document yield increases even in fields that do not show visual symptoms of SDS


Protect Your Soybean Plants All Season

Getting your soybean crop off to a good start with the right varieties and seed treatments is just part of a successful soybean management strategy. Weeds, insects and diseases can all develop and challenge your yield potential. Weeds compete vigorously with soybeans because they germinate and emerge at the same time and seek the same nutrients, sunlight and water. Weed control must occur within three or four weeks after emergence to prevent yield losses from early weeds. A Michigan State University study showed that waiting to remove weeds until they were 6 inches tall resulted in 10 bu./A and 14 bu./A yield loss to soybeans planted in 15-inch and 7.5-inch rows, respectively.*

Damaging pests such as bean leaf beetles, stink bugs, soybean aphids and worms pose another risk to your yield while green stem syndrome, often associated with these pests, can reduce yield by causing pods to abort and clogging your combine at harvest.

Frogeye leaf spot, Asian soybean rust, white mold and brown spot cumulatively can steal 80 million bushels each year nationwide.**

To maximize yield potential, protect your soybean plants all season long. Bayer products help you triumph over weeds, disease and insect pressures that challenge your soybean crops so you can produce healthier plants and higher yields.

* B. Hartzler, “Critical Periods of Competition,” 2003, Iowa State University, Department of Agronomy.

* * “Estimates of Soybean Yield Reductions Caused by Diseases in the United States,” United Soybean Board.



Deciding which herbicides to use this year should be based on the nature and seriousness of the problems you observed last year. If you have previously experienced missed weeds, Liberty® is the best option to control those tough weeds in the upcoming year. Start with a clean field by using a pre-emergent residual. Use multiple effective modes of action throughout your program. After planting, begin scouting early (7–14 days after planting) because weeds are easiest to control when they first emerge.

Using multiple effective herbicide modes of action and incorporating cultural and mechanical weed control tactics have proven to be the best solution for long-term control. Cultural tactics can include crop rotation, narrow-row spacing and the use of cover crops, while mechanical weed control may help specifically target missed weeds.

Liberty® Advantages

  • Preeminent weed management system with a different chemistry and unique mode of action (Group 10) to control a broad spectrum of grasses and broadleaf weeds
  • The only non-selective herbicide that still offers effective control of resistant and non-resistant weeds, even Palmer amaranth, giant ragweed, marestail, waterhemp and kochia
  • Fast-acting, killing weeds in days vs. weeks
  • Controls weeds before they go to seed to help maintain the long-term success of your operation
  • Simple and low-risk system that is proven to be neighbor friendly, provides piece of mind and reduces the costliness of missed weeds

Leverage 360

Get full-circle protection with Leverage® 360, an enhanced formulation that combines two modes of action (Groups 3 and 4A) to protect your soybeans against soybean aphids, bean leaf beetles and stink bugs. Plus, Leverage 360 with Stress Shield® protection helps plants stay vigorous for bigger yields.

Leverage® 360 Advantages

  • Two trusted modes of action for fast knockdown and residual protection
  • Contact and translaminar activity for more complete control of pests, even on the underside of the leaves
  • Stress Shield protection safeguards plants from many environmental stresses for maximum yields


Stratego YLD

Stratego® YLD fungicide features two broad-spectrum modes of action, a proven strobilurin (Group 11) and an exceptional triazole (Group 3), to fight the important fungal diseases in soybeans like frogeye leaf spot, Septoria brown spot and Asian soybean rust. Treat your fields with Stratego YLD fungicide and treat yourself to healthier soybean plants and a higher yield potential.

Stratego® YLD Advantages

  • Combines a top-performing strobilurin with the latest triazole technology for proven disease control and resistance management
  • Increases plants’ stress tolerance and keeps plants healthier for greater yield potential
  • Is compatible with most crop protection products for ease in tankmixing
  • Provides up to 21 days of residual activity due to its retention and redistribution properties
  • Soybeans treated with Stratego YLD at flowering average 3.25 bu./acre more than untreated soybeans



Proline® fungicide effectively suppresses Sclerotinia root rot, commonly called white mold, in soybeans while promoting healthy crop development. Proline is a Group 3 fungicide, compatible with most insecticides and herbicides and is an effective tool in fungicide resistance management. Proline should be applied at the R1 stage (first flower). Better results can be expected when a second application is made using Stratego YLD at the R3 stage.

Proline® Advantages

  • Inhibits growth of white mold in soybeans
  • Contains the latest highly effective triazole active ingredient
  • Compatible with most insecticides and herbicides


A Smarter Breed of Soybean – Now and in the Future

Helping you SUCCEED is at the heart of the complete soybean portfolio from Crop Science. Our agronomic experts, technologies and products are only a part of how we strive to support your success today and tomorrow. Success in today’s world of modern agriculture is not as simple as it once was. We believe we succeed together if we can leave this world a better place than we found it. To get there, we have dedicated resources to innovations that improve crop production, improve lives and improve the planet.

Our worldwide team of scientists supporting our soybean research bring expertise in seed breeding, traits and crop protection to improve and expand our soybean portfolio. We are currently working on projects in each of these areas to help growers better address issues including weeds, nematodes, pests, diseases and overall crop efficiency. All together, these ongoing innovations will allow us to deliver the best seed with the right characteristics and superior protection to meet your need for healthy, high-performing soybeans.


Our best-in-class breeding program leverages a wide variety of techniques to build better Credenz® soybeans:

  • Molecular-assisted breeding
  • Computational biology
  • Genetic modification
  • Traditional breeding
  • Field-testing

Our smart genetics, coupled with disease tolerance, insect resistance and superior seed treatments, allow for production efficiencies and a lower impact on the environment. That’s why Credenz is more than just a soybean seed – it’s the start of integrating the best soybean technologies to help revolutionize U.S. soybean production for many years to come.


We are constantly searching for new ways to combat tough weeds and pests so that farmers are able to produce more plentiful harvests with higher yields. As part of that mission, we are working with partners to deliver the best biotechnologies science has to offer, including several new soybean traits over the next five years and beyond.

Herbicide Systems

  • Balance™ GT – Provides tolerance to glyphosate and isoxaflutole herbicides
  • Balance GT/LL – Provides tolerance to glyphosate, isoxaflutole and glufosinate herbicides
  • Balance MGI – Provides tolerance to mesotrione, glyphosate and isoxaflutole herbicides

Pest Resistance

  • Lepidoptera resistance
  • Soybean cyst nematode control

Because of these and other projects in our pipeline, the future includes more flexibility to combat missed weeds and resist tough pests – all leading to healthier yields.

Crop Protection

Through our commitment to R&D, we’ve delivered the most innovative crop protection of any manufacturer in recent years. Since 2003, we’ve brought over 50 new or improved crop protection products to the marketplace. Recent innovations include:

  • ILeVO®, the first-ever seed treatment that protects against soybean Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and nematodes
  • Balance® Bean herbicide and corresponding trait systems that provide more choice in weed management

Our pipeline continues to innovate with seed treatments, crop protection chemicals and biologicals that help growers better address pest pressures while managing resistance.

From innovative seed breeding to advanced performance traits to leading crop protection products, our pipeline of technologies helps meet the evolving needs of our soybean growers and their communities now and in the future.


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