Seed Shield Max BeansAfter several years of development, Helena has released its latest soybean seed treatment—Seed Shield Max Beans. It combines four fungicides with four modes-of-action, says Tony Lourens, manager of Helena seed treatment, insecticide and fungicide brands. The product provides control of early-season insects and soil-borne diseases, such as Pythium, Phytophthora and Rhizoctonia.
“The ultimate objective was to create a product that farmers could use to optimize their yields,” Lourens says. “Typically, what we see is the plant growing out a little quicker and canopying a little quicker, even when you don’t have insects or disease present.” Seed Shield Max Beans should be treated by a professional at your local Helena branch or ag retailer.
“It jumpstarts the plant’s internal defense mechanisms,” Lourens says. “We’ll see an increase in plant stand and increases in yield of up to 8 bu./acre.” Learn more about Helena’s products.