Thursday, July 17, 2014
Should you spray fungicide on your corn
This is not one of my most timely posts, but I know some of you are still making fungicide decisions especially to the north. No-till Farmer sent out Five Answers to using Foliar Fungicides in Corn. The information is good for helping to decide. Really the overriding factors are Susceptibility and disease pressure. I don't think it is an issue this year, but they say there is not an economic benefit to using fungicide for drought resistance. Obviously you will need a better yield bump for $3 corn than for $8 corn. Also keep in mind that fungcides are only effective for a limited number of sprayings, so you might want to save it for when you really need it.