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Fungicides - A No-Brainer

June 22, 2020

In my area the crops are looking great.  The corn has left the ugly duckling stage and found the nitrogen.  Beans are starting to grow and will soon be shading the rows.  I have not seen too many issues in the corn and beans that I have walked, and I would like to keep it that way.  Now is a good time to be thinking about what we can do to make this crop even better then the potential that is there. 

Before we know it, corn will be tasseled, and fungicide applications will be taking place.  I have spoken with many growers that are concerned with the crop markets and are thinking about skipping the fungicide this year.  This is not the right way of thinking about things.  The only way to beat a down market is to out bushel it.  Not every corn hybrid is going to give you a positive ROI with fungicide but SFG has the tools to pick and choose what fields will give you a good return.  We can utilize the Field Forecasting Model along with the R7 tool to pick out the hybrids that you planted to place fungicides where they need to be. 

In soybeans it is almost a no brainer.  We consistently see 5-7 bushel increase when a fungicide is applied to the field.  The longer we can keep the bean plant alive, the higher the yield will be.  Now is the time to start thinking about applying a fungicide to your crop.  Give your SFG agronomist a call and we can assist you with making the decision on when and where to have it done. 
 
Posted: 6/22/2020 2:08:30 PM by Rob Matherly | with 0 comments


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