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Soybeans are unique in that they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium. This special skill is why they’re commonly grown to help improve soil health. Inoculants can provide an added rhizobium boost for optimal growth, while nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure soybeans are getting adequate levels of other key nutrients.


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    Seed Treatments & Inoculants


  • Aqua-Pam™

    Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

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  • AVAIL®

    AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • AVAIL® T5

    AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

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  • CITRON®

    CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

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  • Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate

    Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate is produced to meet exact specifications for quality and consistency in plant health technologies.

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  • FlexConnect™

    FlexConnect™ is the first closed transfer system for soybean inoculants that rises to the advancements in application equipment.

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  • Fungi-Phite®

    Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

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  • Guard-N®

    Guard-N® is an inoculant that helps improve nitrogen uptake in over 60 common legume garden crops, including beans, peas, lima beans and soybeans.

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  • MicroSync™

    MicroSync™ Granular Micronutrients are a unique blend of sulfates and sucrates that offer improved nutrient availability and performance.

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  • N-Charge®

    N-Charge® is a premium peat inoculant specially formulated to increase seed adhesion for peas, lentils, dry edible beans, chickpeas and garbanzo beans.

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  • N-Dure™

    N-Dure™ is one of the most economical planter box inoculants on the market, improving nitrogen fixation in alfalfa, soybeans and other legumes.

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  • N-Take™

    N-Take™ is a premium liquid inoculant for legumes that improves their nitrogen uptake, enhancing their root mass, growth and yield potential.

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  • Nutri-Phite®

    By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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  • PolyAmines

    PolyAmines are amino acid chelated micronutrients designed to prevent or correct trace element deficiencies at all stages of plant growth.

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  • Preside CL®

    Preside CL® Soybean Inoculant brings more nitrogen into the plant through additional nodules and increased nutrient use efficiency.

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  • Preside Ultra®

    Preside Ultra® super concentrated soybean inoculant — powered by Take Off® nitrogen utilization technology — comes in larger treatment offerings for high-volume treatments.

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  • Primacy ALPHA®

    Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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  • Primo Ultra

    Primo Ultra multiaction, premium soybean inoculant opens the door for nodules to provide nitrogen by providing live rhizobia to the plant.

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  • Safe Zone™

    Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Take Off® LS

    Take Off® LS is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

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  • Take Off® ST

    Take Off ST® is a seed treatment that helps growers maximize yield potential by accelerating germination, emergence and nitrogen uptake.

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  • Tuxedo®

    Tuxedo® is a micronutrient seed treatment for cereals and pulses. It’s compatible with most standard insecticide and fungicide seed treatments.

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Key Considerations for Soybean Crops


Nutrient Management

Soybeans are commonly used as a rotation crop to improve soil health, since they produce most of their own nitrogen through rhizobium. Inoculants can help generate nitrogen, the most required nutrient for sufficient crop growth and yield.

Soil and Temperature Requirements

The ideal soil type for soybean growth is typically well-drained, loamy soils. Soybean roots are very sensitive to acids and they like the heat. They utilize moisture very efficiently and are tolerant to moderate drought stress.

Pest Management

Fortunately, soybeans are fairly tolerant to insect and pest damage, but insecticides can be applied if insect populations are particularly high. If your soybeans are experiencing disease pressure, applying fungicides along with an integrated pest management plan is key.


Key Nutrients


  • Nitrogen — For the most part, nitrogen is self-regulated in soybean crops. However, it should still be incorporated into your nutrient management plan.
  • Phosphorus — Proper phosphorus levels are essential for plant development and can help ensure N fixation.
  • Potassium — Soybeans require fairly high amounts of potassium, since it influences water efficiency, the number of seeds per plant and helps with disease prevention.
  • Micronutrients — While soybeans are usually good at absorbing the micronutrients they need from the soil, sulfur has a tendency to fall by the wayside. Consider sulfur applications to ensure your crops are getting all the nutrients they need.

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