With the value of corn going higher and higher, many producers are wondering what they can do to help maximize their returns on each and every acre.
Using a fungicide in furrow helps give plants more vigorous, healthy roots, which in turn will help boost yields at the end of the season by minimizing the effects of soil borne diseases and adverse growing conditions, according to CPI agronomist Ryan Nickerson.
The fungicide also works to keep the seed healthy in cooler soils and protects against frost damage.
Nickerson says Headline
EC from BASF Chemical company is a good option for fungicide use in
furrow. He says for about $10 per acre for 3oz,
you can get a substantial return on investment
is important to have the EC version of Headline for in furrow applications,
because that is what is labeled for in furrow (it has better mixing compatibility
with starter fertilizers).
be mixed with starter fertilizer, but Nickerson warns producers to make sure it is added to the tank before the fertilizer. No
special equipment is needed if planter is equipped with to apply starter in
to BASF on farm trials in
Nebraska, yields can be boosted up to an additional 8 bushels per acre,
even when the seed is already treated, and with an insecticide. Even
at an 8 bushel per acre yield increase at a low end of $5 per bushel
of corn, that is an additional $40 per acre return on that $10 per
To learn more, visit your local CPI agronomist or call 402-463-5148.