CROPS NEWS
Dual-Dose Fungicide Use Grows
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu May 30, 2013 09:55 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 ...

Quick View
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
The Art of Planting - 8
The Art of Planting - 2
Russia Wheat Prices Higher
From Good to Great
Zone Offense
Ontario Corn Crop Summary
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Exporters Report Corn Sale
Todd's Take
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy