Maizex Production Guide 2024

Seed Treatments A critical tool for most farmers in ensuring early-season seedling survival and growth, seed treatments protect your genetic investment. They are insurance against soil-borne insects and diseases that can take away yield even before the plant emerges in the spring. Maizex offers a variety of seed treatments to match your field situation, from untreated seed to fully treated seed with both insecticide and a full range of fungicides to control tough soil-borne diseases. The Advantage Mother Nature rarely produces the exact same seed size from one year to the next in a seed corn crop. With the investment made today in precision planting systems, Maizex understands the need to fine-tune planters to deliver the best singulation and uniformity possible. We test different seed sizes for all key hybrids to recommend air pressure or brush settings to achieve the best singulation for the seed grade you are planting. Ask your local Maizex dealer for our annually updated SeedRight recommendations. Options Untreated Option for organic production. Fungicide Only Fungicide + Insecticide Fortenza® Vibrance® Cinco The diamide insecticide Fortenza® provides critical early-season protection with control of European chafer, wireworm, and cutworm. When mixed with the fungicide Vibrance® Cinco, the result is a comprehensive solution with added control of seed- and soil-borne pathogens, such as Pythium, Rhizoctonia, and Fusarium, as well as weakly pathogenic fungi such as Aspergillus and Penicillium. Lumiante™ Lumiante™ fungicide seed treatment provides enhanced protection against Pythium, is effective at low application rates, and offers balanced translocation to protect plants. Stamina Stamina fungicide seed treatment delivers effective protection against seed rot caused by Rhizoctonia solani, resulting in more consistent and uniform emergence for maximum yield potential. Seedling vigour is increased both above and below ground, including under colder than normal soil conditions, with an enhanced ability to withstand minor environmental stress. 11