Treating Late Season Corn Smut At Planting Time
12 Sep 2318 min 59 sec

Kevin Matthews had a field of corn get hit with hail third week of June. After analyzing the field, he decided to vary from his usual practice to salvage hailed corn. He usually applies fungicide and a foliar fertility product within 48 hours of a hail event if he thinks the corn can be saved. Fungicide is key, FMC’s Gail Stratman tells us, because those falling ice balls open up a lot of infection points on the corn plants inviting corn smut into the crop. Because this field had Xyway applied at time of planting, Kevin opted to split the field for an educational trial: Half will receive late-season fungicide, half will not, relying solely on the application at time of planting. Stay tuned, because if this works, you might just save yourself some time and money on late-season treatments.

Presented by Advanced Drainage Systems

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