What is foliar fungicide?
Foliar fungicides can be applied as dusts or sprays to crop foliage to control fungal leaf spot diseases. Most foliar fungicides act as protestants to help prevent the occurrence or spread of leaf spots.
Does fungicide pay on soybeans?
Ulla, N.C., grower and regional agronomist for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, says tests on his farm indicate use of fungicides on soybeans can pay.
What is strobilurin fungicide?
Strobilurins are fungicides that are modeled after an antifungal substance produced by a small forest mushroom called Strobilurus tenacellus. This mushroom grows on pine cones and uses an antifungal substance to suppress other fungi which may be competing for the same food source.
Does spraying fungicide on corn pay?
Across all corn products, spraying fungicide resulted in an average of 12-13 bu/acre advantage vs. the unsprayed treatment (Figures 2 and 3). For this study, a 7 bu/acre response was considered a profitable response ($24/acre cost for fungicide application with $3.50 corn).
Does soybean seed treatment pay?
University of Wisconsin research shows that using seed treatments on soybeans offers a fairly high probability of payback, especially when soybean prices are at least $9/bu. and/or average yields are in the mid to high range.
What is a good foliar fertilizer?
Many people use natural materials for foliar sprays such as kelp, compost tea, weed tea, herbal tea, and fish emulsion. Comfrey tea is packed with potash and nitrogen and is very easy to make. Fill a blender almost full with fresh comfrey leaves and add water up to 2 inches (5 cm.)
When should I spray fungicide?
While it is better to have protectant fungicide applications on before a rain or heavy dew event which could represent an infection period, avoid putting on protectant fungicides within several hours before a rainstorm as you may lose much of it to wash-off.
How do you treat fungicide seeds?
In a dry treatment, the fungicide is applied in dust form, usually in a mechanical mixer at rates ranging from )^ to 4 ounces or more to the bushel. Wet treatments once meant soak- ing the seed in a water solution of the fungicide for a certain period, after which the seed was allowed to drain and dry.