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Fungicide Figures
Fri May 3, 2013 02:56 PM CDT

The hard red winter wheat crop has taken a beating this winter from drought and lack of protective snow cover. Despite some worrisome stands, fungicide treatments this spring may still pencil thanks to high wheat prices and affordable chemistries.

Roger Gribble, Oklahoma State University area agronomist, says farmers in northwest Oklahoma would normally expect to begin spraying fungicide for stripe or leaf rust in wheat with a yield potential of 35 bushels per acre. Higher wheat prices have lowered the economic thresholds to around 30 bushels per acre based on treatment costs of ...

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