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Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Jun 30, 2015 03:47 PM CDT

Over the past decade, fungicides have become a common preventative tool for corn growers targeting high yield. Once promoted primarily for commercial seed production and sweet corn, the practice found a larger niche in commercial grain production.

My experience is that fungicides do work and generally give a return on investment over 60% of the time. In fields prone to disease, the response can be greater than 85% to 90% if applied in a timely fashion. The question growers should be asking this year is will it be profitable if cash corn is $3.50 a bushel and it takes 5 ...

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