Soybeans should have a “seed treatment” applied similar to our current seed corn treatments.
Value of a soybean seed treatment
- Higher stand counts.
- Reduced or controlled early season insect feeding—possible virus control.
- Higher yield potentials
Soybean seed treatment should include materials that provide for
- Early season insect elimination.
- Early season pathogen reduction.
- Early season disease control.
You might want to order the last 5% to 10% of your soybean seed order to be non-treated so this seed can be returned.