Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019
With the challenging and stressful growing season that most of the Midwest’s corn crop has faced this year, many farmers have asked if a fungicide application is worth the investment for 2019.
Becks Practical Farm Research (PFR)® multi-location data has shown that a VT fungicide application has consistently increased yields and, in high-stress environments, can provide a substantial return on investment (ROI).
But what about 2019? Should we still be considering a fungicide application?
Ohio PFR Fungicide Additive Study Application on VT-R1 Corn in 2018
Considerations for Fungicide Applications on Corn in 2019
Northern Corn Leaf Blight (pictured above) can be identified by its large, tan lesions on corn leaves
Although a fungicide application does not guarantee increased yields or a positive ROI, there are management strategies to consider that Beck’s PFR has found to improve your chances of success and profitability.
Strategies for Increased Success
Products with multiple modes of action and longer lengths of activity have shown the greatest returns.
2-Year, Multi-Location Feast®-XL 26-0-0 w/0.5B & B Sure® Return on Investment
Hopefully, this research will help you make a more informed and calculated decision on fungicide applications for your 2019 corn crop. If you have questions, please reach out to your local Beck’s representative.
Author: Jared Chester
Categories: PFR, PFR Reports
Tags: corn, fungicide applications, PFR, PFR Report, late-planted corn, Fungicide on Corn, fungicide time of day