Fungicide + Insecticide
Start by using the best fungicide and insecticide combination seed treatment you can find. Look for something with at least 2 or 3 fungicide active ingredients and a neonicotinoid insecticide. Wireworms are on the rise, so if you want a little better wireworm control, simply up the rate of insecticide by a dollar or two.
One of the components of Hefty Complete for Wheat is called HeatShield. This product contains multiple species of fungal endophytes that help plants better tolerate heat, cold, salt, and drought. The genesis of this product was discovering plants growing around Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. There were only a few plants that could survive soil temperatures approaching 150 degrees. Upon further investigation, these plants contained a fungus inside the plant. Take the fungus out and the plants died. Put the fungus in other plants and they could handle extreme heat. This discovery led to a worldwide search for beneficial endophytes that resulted in the development of HeatShield.
The final component in Hefty Complete for Wheat is Nutri-Cycle. Nutri-Cycle contains over 25 unique biologicals (fungi and bacteria) designed to help your wheat plants take in more nutrients.
Talk to your Hefty Agronomist for more details about Hefty Complete for Wheat. Leave a check strip to see the difference in yield, emergence, and overall performance. We’re confident you’ll enjoy a great return on investment this year!