“It’s important to remember 2019 had excess rainfall and high humidity. So, it was a prime environment for a lot of diseases, and with the increase in disease, we have a lot of inoculum in the soil” says Randy Kool
In a normal year, you’d be done scouting for stalk rots. But this isn’t a normal year. Especially in areas with weather conditions that lead to greater changes of disease, this type of scouting is critical.
Pending EPA registration, FMC will launch Lucento fungicide for use in corn, soybeans, peanuts, wheat and sugarbeets for the 2019 season. The new fungicide is a combination of flutriafol and bixafen active ingredients.
Hot and dry cornfield conditions are breeding grounds for dangerous aspergillus ear and kernel mold that produces aflatoxins. This toxin is a carcinogen, can harm livestock and can lead to rejection at the elevator.