Project Details:

Soybean response to fungicide and insecticides

Parent Project: This is the first year of this project.
Checkoff Organization:Kansas Soybean Commission
Categories:Soybean diseases
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Project Year:2012
Lead Principal Investigator:Douglas Shoup (Kansas State University)
Co-Principal Investigators:
Stewart R. Duncan (Kansas State University)

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Project Summary

Increasing commodity prices are causing producers to consider including seed or foliar fungicide and insecticides into their soybean production system. During grower meetings and personal interaction, we continue to get questioned on the yield benefit to adding these potentially expensive inputs into soybean production. There has been a fair amount of data collected in Kansas on the use of fungicides and insecticides and their impact on yield and, in general, if the pest is present these additional inputs are beneficial.

The goal of this project is to evaluate fungicides and insecticides on soybean yield throughout Eastern and Southeast Kansas.

Project Objectives

1. Evaluate control of soybean insect and disease pests and its impact on soybean yield with combinations of seed and foliar applications of fungicides and insecticides.
2. Educate producers on potential value of soybean fungicides and insecticides and their best management practices.

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