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360 UnderCOVER performed 4.6 Bu./A. better than traditional over the top ground treatment

360 UnderCOVER performed 4.6 Bu./A. better than traditional over the top ground treatment.

This first year study evaluates the use of the 360 UnderCOVER system. This technology gives you the ability to deliver inner-canopy coverage for a wider window of crop applications with various liquid sprays such as fungicides, insecticides, or nutritional products. The 360 UnderCOVER systems mount to an existing 360 YDrop™, and each unit operates up to six multi-directional spray nozzles in a hard shelled housing that gives the ability to spray product “upward” to allow for upper and lower leaf coverage within the plant canopy. This trial evaluates traditional over the top ground applications compared to 360 UnderCOVER inner-canopy applications of Headline AMP® fungicide on BECK 5475AMX™* at the VT growth stage.

Overall, fungicide applications on BECK 5475AMX™* provided yield gains
of 16.1 Bu./A. However, 360 UnderCOVER performed 4.6 Bu./A. better than
traditional over the top ground treatments. More evaluations need to be
completed with 360 UnderCOVER, but data in this particular study looks
very promising for this type of application of fungicide. As we study
more treatments and evaluate different foliar products, it will be
interesting to see how both upper and lower leaf coverage could offer
the ability to increase corn yields.

Beck's Hybrids PFR
program conducts more than 75 different studies across multiple
locations (500+ acres) to learn how different management practices and
new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is
research focused with the farmer in mind. To see the entire study,
please download the PFR Book and see page 166.

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