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Four Benefits of an Early Fungicide Application

July 7, 2021
corn field

Corn field

With the corn-growing season in full swing, many fields are now approaching late vegetative growth stages. While there’s still time, take this opportunity to assess if your fields’ conditions or operational needs call for an earlier fungicide application.

Typically, optimal timing for a corn fungicide application is during the VT – R1 growth stages, but there are situations where a late vegetative (V10 – V14) application may be advantageous. For instance, in late-planting situations, fungus may infect corn at much earlier growth stages (V8 – V12), which can result in more rapid disease development and damage in susceptible hybrids, say researchers at The Ohio State University. Or, perhaps you’re in an area with aggressive diseases like tar spot or Southern rust, which may necessitate a 2-pass program with the first application occurring in the later vegetative timings.

To help protect yield potential and preserve plant health, consider the following ways corn can benefit from a late vegetative stage fungicide application:

  1. It helps lower the risk of disease getting a head start and reducing yield potential by becoming too established to effectively manage it with a later application.
  2. Crops can take full advantage of the additional plant-health benefits high-performing products like Miravis® Neo and Trivapro® fungicides can provide.
  3. Logistically, an earlier application could help you get all of your corn acres covered if you’re in a situation where your acres exceed application capacity at VT – R1.
  4. An earlier application is more convenient if an aerial applicator or high clearance ground rig sprayer isn’t available, or if the field location makes an aerial application difficult. For example, a very hilly field may benefit more from an earlier ground application versus a later aerial application.

Regardless of application timing, you can depend on Miravis Neo and Trivapro to deliver excellent application flexibility and long-lasting, powerful performance to help improve yield productivity on your farm.

graphic representation of corn growth stages from V1 to R6

Powered by 3 active ingredients, Miravis Neo fungicide delivers excellent plant-health benefits and extended residual control of key diseases like tar spot, gray leaf spot, Northern corn leaf blight and more for maximum yield potential.

Trivapro fungicide works harder and lasts longer to effectively shut down yield-robbing corn diseases like Southern rust, common rust, gray leaf spot and more. Plus, it has proven plant-health benefits to help optimize yield production.

Visit BoostYourBushels.com to see how Miravis Neo performed against competitors in local and regional trials. Or, find out how many more bushels you could save with Trivapro by using our online yield calculator.

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Product performance assumes disease presence. Performance assessments are based upon results or analysis of public information, field observations and/or internal Syngenta evaluations.