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Sudden Death Syndrome 

(Fusarium Virguliforme)

Above: Heads Up® Seed Treatment vs Untreated Soybean Trial – Clear Lake, IA. Dark patches attributed to early die down caused by Soybean SDS. Heads Up® treated beans had a 3.9 bu/ac yield advantage over untreated in trial.

Above: Heads Up® Seed Treatment vs Untreated Soybean Trial – Clear Lake, IA. Dark patches attributed to early die down caused by Soybean SDS. Heads Up® treated beans had a 3.9 bu/ac yield advantage over untreated in trial.

Heads Up® – The first EPA-registered seed treatment for both white mold and sudden death syndrome.

“Sudden death syndrome (SDS) and white mold are two of the most important fungal diseases in soybean production in the US, affecting 40 to 50 million acres in the north-central region. Yield losses can be as high as 50% in fields having severe infestation. Outbreaks of the two diseases occur in seasons with different temperatures. Therefore, these two diseases threaten the sustainable production of soybean in the North Central Region.” – Dr. X.B. Yang, ISU

Be Proactive!

Implement effective soybean SDS management for less with Heads Up seed treatment!

Soil is filled with bacteria and fungi; some benign, some harmful. SDS is caused by the soil fungus Fusarium virguliforme. This fungus finds optimal growing conditions in cool, wet soil. Such conditions help the fungus multiply, which makes it toilsome to combat. Fungal spores can last for five years or more, meaning they’ll resist weather shifts and other natural forces.

SDS is often challenging, or impossible, to spot when a plant has already germinated or is in a mid-growth stage. Due to this, applying a disease defense plan before you plant seeds is the most effective soybean SDS management strategy. Heads Up® gives you this advantage, with no constraints between seed treatment and planting.

Key Benefits:
  • Induces season-long, systemic disease resistance through S.A.R
  • Active against a broad spectrum of disease pathogens including Sudden Death Syndrome (Fusarium virguliforme)
  • Compatible with other seed treatments and inoculants
  • No restrictions between treatment and use
  • Cost effective and available upon request from your local seed dealer
  • Proven efficacy with 11+ years of testing across the Midwest through the North Central Soybean Research Program (NCSRP) 

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