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+7.8 Bu./A. Advantage of In-Furrow Fungicide Application
This study evaluates the yield advantages in using Priaxor® and Headline® EC fungicides applied in-furrow at planting. These fungicides were tested on two different hybrids and one control to determine yield and ROI difference.
“Although the purpose of this study was to evaluate in-furrow fungicide, we noticed that EX 1419 (5840 genetics)* responded with significantly more yield than EX 1432 (6165 genetics)*. In evaluating these results, we believe the difference could lie in hybrid characteristics. EX 1432 (6165 genetics)* has very fast emergence and early season growth, while EX 1419 (5840 genetics)* has a slow growth pattern early in the season. With the amount of rainfall and cooler temperatures received in the weeks following planting, the slower growing hybrid, EX 1419 (5840 genetics)*, was subject to whatever disease pressure that may have been present over a longer period of time before reaching its rapid growth stage. As a result, it responded better to in-furrow fungicide.”
-Craig Moore, Beck’s Corn Product Development Manager
Beck's Hybrids Practical Farm Research (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.
Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc. Priaxor® and Headline® EC are registered trademarks of BASF.
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