Indianapolis, IN (July 3, 2018) - The 2018 growing season is off to a great start in most areas of the Corn Belt, but variable weather and heavy rain in some areas can make scouting for foliar diseases more important. Protect your corn silage crop through the hot and humid summer months by building a plan for foliar fungicide needs with your team of experts.
“The use of a fungicide application on corn silage can preserve the integrity of the plant and, ultimately, prevent a loss of yield due to foliar pathogens such as northern corn leaf blight, gray leaf spot or eyespot,” says Jon Erickson, Mycogen Seeds commercial agronomist.
A loss in tonnage yield not only will impact your storage values for the year to come but also can hurt your return on investment for corn silage in 2018. Get the most out of your corn silage investment with these steps against foliar diseases.
Consult your local agronomist to scout fields, review disease pressures and build an action plan to manage foliar diseases to grow a high-quality corn silage crop this season. For more information, contact your local Mycogen Seeds team or visit Mycogen.com/Silage.
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