Source: University of Illinois

Researchers at the University of Illinois have challenged the claim that foliar fungicides provide tolerance to hail in corn.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency originally granted a supplemental label registration for Headline fungicide, stating it provided "better tolerance to hail" in corn.

"When these recommendations began to surface, I was not aware of any data from properly designed research studies to back them up, so we decided to test this theory," said Carl Bradley, U of I Extension plant pathologist.

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