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About Heads Up®

Heads Up® Plant Protectant

Seed Treatment

About Heads Up®

Heads Up® is a biological seed treatment that brings a new mode of action for growers to get a head start against a variety of fungal and bacterial diseases in row and specialty crops. Used alone or in combination with other fungicide / insecticide seed treatments, Heads Up® brings additional, full-season protection to help position your plants to succeed against yield robbing disease pathogens.

Benefit for Soybean Growers

Heads Up® Plant Protectant is nationally distributed in the United States and Canada and is the only EPA/PMRA registered seed treatment for suppression of both sudden death syndrome (fusarium virguliforme) and white mold (sclerotinia sclerotiorum) in soybeans.

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With more than fifteen years of data, growers across the United States and Canada trust Heads Up® to complete a superior seed treatment program. When combined with other seed treatments and inoculants Heads Up® helps growers achieve stacked modes of action against the toughest diseases, putting them on the right track to achieving higher yields by suppressing soil borne disease and contributing to overall plant hardiness.


Seed Treatment Details

  • Label approved crops: soybeans, corn, potatoes, dry beans, peas, wheat, and the pre-transplant foliar and root dip of tomato seedlings. See Trial Data
  • Formulated from highly concentrated plant extracted chemicals, no living organisms.
  • Mode of Action – Systemic Acquired Resistance – works by triggering the plants innate defense pathways upon germination to kickstart season long disease protection.
  • Systemic, full season mode of action
  • No time to planting restrictions
  • Can be used in combination with other seed treatments as another line of defense (separate mode of action to compliment fungicide/insecticide seed treatments) or used stand alone.
  • OMRI™ registered and approved for organic use. See Certificate
  • Low use rate and compatible with other treatments.



Available for use in Canada and the following States:
  • Arkansas, Arizona
  • California, Colorado
  • Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana
  • Kansas, Kentucky
  • Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana
  • North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York
  • Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Washington, Wyoming, Wisconsin



Heads Up Seed Treatment is sold as a water soluble, highly concentrated dry powder. It must be pre-slurried into solution before use (see application guidelines below).

  • One package treats up to 400 units (20,000 lbs) of soybean, dry bean, wheat, or pea seed.
  • One package treats up to 200 units (10,000 lbs) of corn seed.
  • Other crops: see label
Application Guidelines – Always read and follow label instructions before use

Product in package form must be applied by first dissolving into solution with water and thoroughly coating the surface of the seed. Do not apply in packaged powder form. Ensure the product is thoroughly dissolved in solution and the solution agitated before application. Return any unused powder to original container.


There are two different methods of application for Heads Up®: the first (1.) is for when you are using it with other seed treatments, and the second (2.) is for when you are using Heads Up® on its own. See corresponding numbers below:



When Heads Up® is applied with other commercial seed treatments, the following mixing and handling guidelines should be followed:

1.1) To Make One Quart of Heads Up® Liquid Solution Concentrate

A slurry method should be used for applying Heads Up® to seed. Use a minimum of 5 to 8 ounces of total volume/cwt (including other commercial seed treatments).

  1. Choose a suitable 1-quart container that will allow for vigorous shaking or stirring of the solution.
  1. Empty the full package (58 grams) into a 1/2 (half) quart of water (non-chlorinated preferred).
  1. Shake this mixture until all the product is dissolved, usually in a few minutes.
  1. Top up the container with water to make ONE FULL quart (32 oz.).

      Shake well.

1.2) Liquid Solution Application Rates and Tank Mixes with Aqueous (water-based) Products*

*When tank mixing with aqueous, water-based products or inoculants, a pre-slurry concentrated solution may be made using water as described above, or the aqueous (water-based) component.

Soybean, Dry Bean, Wheat, Peas:

  • One ounce (1 oz.) of solution will treat up to 6.25 cwt (625 lbs. or 12.5 units) of seed.
  • When applied with an additional liquid carrier, such as water or inoculant or other fungicide/insecticide product: 1 quart (32 oz.) will treat up to 20,000 lbs. of seed or 400 units.

Suggested Use Rate 0.16 oz / cwt (100# of seed)


  • One ounce (1 oz.) of solution will treat up to 3.125 cwt (312.5 lbs) of corn seed.
  • When applied with additional liquid carrier: 1 quart (32 oz.) will treat up to 10,000 lbs. of seed or 200 units.

Suggested Use rate 0.32 oz / cwt (100# of seed)



Wheat, Pea, Bean and Soybean Seeds:

Mix at a ratio of 0.035 oz. (1 gram) of Heads Up® Plant Protectant per 34 ounces (1 liter) of water. Thirty-four (34) ounces (one liter) of this solution will treat 360 lbs. (163.3 kgs.) of legume or cereal seed.

Corn Seeds:

Mix at a ratio of 0.035 oz. (1 gram) of Heads Up® Plant Protectant per 34 ounces (1 liter) of water. Thirty-four (34) ounces (one liter) of this solution will treat 180 lbs. (81.6 kgs.) to 360 lbs. (163.3 kgs.) of corn seed.

Potato application: see label

Tomato application: see label

Questions on mixing call toll free: 1-866-368-9306

Additional info: MSDS

Download the 2020 A/B/C Mixing Instructions
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