From the Field Updates
Fungicide Tips to Protect Your Yield
Learn how your hybrid’s response to fungicide score will help you in managing your tasseling crop this summer. Hear tips on how to protect your corn yield with Landmark Agronomist Simon Larson.
To learn more about how to use fungicide to promote crop health, contact your Landmark Services Cooperative agronomy team.
Weather is cooperating now, compared to this past week, with steady, warm, and sunny conditions. Good hay making weather and wheat harvesting is underway. Good yields are being reported in healthy wheat.
Gearing up for aerial applications for fungicide on tasseling corn. Best timing is from early, whole field tasseling to brown silk. “Brown silk” refers to the end of pollination period when the silks are dry enough to crumble. There are various genetically different colors of corn out there. Like eye color or hair color, some field corn exhibit various overall coloration (think Brunette, Auburn, Red, Blonde) which is not the same as “brown silk.” One grower thought he already was at “brown silk” but really his corn type was a brunette.
Soybeans are developing quickly, and insect populations are still low. Best timing for biggest yield bump on soybeans from fungicide, is R3 or when podding is beginning.