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Dual-Dose Fungicide Use Grows
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu May 30, 2013 09:57 AM CDT

Fungicides have become a common preventative tool for corn growers over the past six to eight years. Once promoted primarily for commercial seed production and sweet corn, the practice has found a larger niche in attempts to increase commodity corn yields.

Most high-yield growers apply fungicides at tassel-to-blister (VT to R2) corn-growth stage. The practice has been shown to be particularly effective in years of high disease pressure. In recent years, companies have begun to promote not just one, but two sequential fungicide sprays -- with the first application coming earlier in the season. In-furrow fungicide applications are also becoming ...

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