Syngenta Introduces Sugarbeet Seed Treatment

New seed treatment will help sugarbeet growers increase their stands and yields by protecting their crop against Rhizoctonia.

Vibrance® seed treatment fungicide is now registered for use in sugarbeets and will be available beginning this fall for 2016 planting. Vibrance from Syngenta optimizes root health and helps increase stands and yield by protecting plants against Rhizoctonia, the most common and destructive sugarbeet disease in the U.S.

SugarbeetsWhile tolerant sugarbeet varieties are helpful, protection during germination and stand establishment is key because genetic tolerance generally doesn’t express in young seedlings. In 2014 trials, Vibrance treated sugarbeets realized a 28 percent increase in sugar tons per acre compared to an inoculated control and an 8 percent increase compared to competing products.1

Vibrance contains the active ingredient sedaxane—a member of the succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) class of fungicides—and is compatible with other seed treatment products, including CruiserMaxx® Sugarbeets seed treatment, a combination of separately registered products. For more information on Vibrance or to check its availability in your area, please contact your Syngenta representative or local co-op agronomist.

1Average of three third-party trials in Michigan and Nebraska.