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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Apr 1, 2014 04:58 PM CDT

Foliar fungicide use in corn has become a more common tool for growers. Now manufacturers are looking into a new approach that would place strobilurin fungicide in-furrow either alone or with starter fertilizer to give seedling crops a boost. Bayer CropSciences, BASF and Syngenta are field testing the concept with promising results.

Foliar fungicides initially proved their value when applied at the VT to R1 stage to protect against foliar diseases like gray leaf spot, northern corn leaf blight and rust. Some manufacturers also began suggesting applying at V4 to V7 as an earlier window that also allows a herbicide ...

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