Today is part 2 (Rhizoctonia) of our 4-part Seedling Disease Series. If you missed part 1, check it out here.
We’re highlighting the top seedling diseases that haunt farmers in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota to educate farmers on what can be done about these diseases. In many cases, seed treatment can be the difference between establishing a solid stand and a failure. Phytophthora, Rhizoctonia, Pythium and Fusarium are the most common seedling diseases. A solid seed treatment is cheap insurance to help you sleep well at night.
If you haven’t heard our stance on seed treatment, check out this blog.
My goal is to help you understand what contributes to these diseases and what you can do to manage them on your farm.
Today we’re discussing Rhizoctonia.
There are a long list of diseases waiting in line throughout the season to take down your yields. An investment in seed treatment protects a soybean variety’s maximum yield potential.
If you have questions about what you’re seeing in your fields, seed placement or seed treatment, drop me a line at Rick@PetersonFarmsSeed.com.