Dr. Roy Boykin
Of the pests that rob your soybean yield each year, soybean aphids pose one of the greatest potential threats. In what is now a consistent problem for many soybean growers in the Midwest, soybean aphids make their presence known by significantly lowering yields and profits with impact on both soybean quality and quantity. After a few years of following a cyclical pattern of high populations one year followed by low populations the next, the insect has become more unpredictable, leaving growers guessing what to expect from season to season.
Regular scouting is still the best way to protect your yield, but once thresholds have been reached, immediate action is necessary to avoid significant economic injury. Give your fields the best protection from soybean aphids by selecting an insecticide with three industry-leading technologies that offers long residual control for higher potential yield and profit.
Dr. Roy Boykin, Senior Technical Brand Manager, Insecticides, Syngenta Crop Protection
Roy is responsible for the technical development, positioning and product life cycle management of insecticides for all business units in the NAFTA Region. Roy received his undergraduate education at the College of Charleston with majors in biology and business and received his master’s/doctorate degrees in entomology with minors in plant pathology and crop science from North Carolina State University.