Soybean seed insecticide treatment

Posted in PulseCheck–Coastal on Nov 26, 2018

Soybean seed treatment for lucerne crown borer

In the 2015/16 and 2016/17 summers, lucerne crown borer (aka Zygrita) caused extensive damage to soybean crops in the Bundaberg and North Coast NSW areas.

Read Hugh Brier's Beatsheet blog post to learn more about Zygrita.

The systemic insecticide, fipronil, is an effective seed treatment and is registered for use in soybeans. Check the permit for instructions on its use:

No insecticides are registered for control of adult Zygrita or for spraying on the crop.

In this short video, Andrew McDonald outlines the use of seed treatment to protect your soybean crop.

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