Published on: 09:50AM May 09, 2013
Now in its second year for the Midwest, the Syngenta Pest Patrol program has expanded to offer more agronomic updates throughout the year, providing growers with valuable information that can help them maximize the yield potential of their soybeans.
Previously offering updates on insect threats from May through September, Pest Patrol coverage is now available through December and covers a host of topics including field conditions, nematodes, insect and disease pressures, and weed management strategies.
"Last year, Pest Patrol was a great resource for soybean growers. Now that it has expanded to cover an even broader range of pests, participation in this program is a must for all growers trying to boost their yields," said Les Glasgow, technical product lead, Syngenta. "The weed management strategies will be especially useful with the spread of herbicide resistance into the Midwest."
From coast to coast, there are 30 different states battling 14 different glyphosate-resistant weeds. Growers in states such as Kansas and Ohio must now learn how to effectively keep their fields free of aggressive, resistant, yield-robbing weeds like Palmer amaranth. Through the Pest Patrol program, growers can take the first step to Be Part of the Solution in the fight against herbicide resistance.
Pest Patrol offers timely updates on pest pressures and treatment recommendations to growers and retailers through weekly audio updates accessible via the toll-free hotline (877-285-8525) or website, www.SyngentaPestPatrol.com. In addition, users can register to receive an SMS text message alert each time a new local update has been posted. With real-time pest alerts, growers can customize their pest management plans to fit the conditions in their specific region.
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