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Harvest Report: Six-Generation Farm Thrives with Proactive Southern Rust Control

October 18, 2017
This image shows grower Patrick Daugherty.

Patrick Daugherty, Banock Farms (Morgantown, KY)

KENTUCKY – Banock Farms, established in 1875 by Van Buren Daugherty – the great grandson of an Irish immigrant – has been passed down 6 generations.

Current owner, Patrick Daugherty, has continued to adopt the latest crop protection innovations to continue the farm’s success.

Located in the river bottoms of Morgantown, KY, and consistently dealing with excessive moisture, the farm’s corn regularly experiences heavy disease, and means fungicide choice can make or break their yields.

This season, when Daugherty heard reports of Southern rust in a nearby county, he immediately applied Trivapro® fungicide – at tassel – before the disease had time to spread to his farm. Trivapro also prevented diseases like gray leaf spot from infecting his corn crop this season.

Daugherty shared he has become a true fungicide believer. Although he is only a quarter of the way through harvest, he has already seen an average yield bump of 15 to 17 bu/A with Trivapro.

Daugherty plans to stick to using Trivapro on all of his corn acres next year. The performance has proved to pay back all of his fungicide input costs, and then some. Daugherty said he knows hard work when he sees it, and Trivapro has proven to work hard for him, helping to grow Banock Farm’s legacy of success.

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