2 Jul 234 min 35 sec

Mike Evans discusses fungicide application plans and what he plans to put in the tank with the fungicide.

00:00 Right now as you're planting your fungicide pass on corn, you might be thinking, what can I do to really help this corn out? 00:06 If it's anything like here in Crawford County, Iowa, it's very, very dry. So we're talking about combining stress mitigation in with your fungicide pass 00:14 with Mike Evans. Uh, Mr. Evans, this field doesn't look bad, but it doesn't look nearly as good as it would on a normal year. Very, very dry. 00:21 A lot of drought issues, but you're still gonna come out here and round the bases. You're gonna put fungicide on, you're gonna put in, uh, 00:26 stress mitigation with that fungicide. Tell me about that. Yeah, so this field's, uh, planted about a month ago. 00:34 Probably one of our last ones we planted. And it has got a whole lot of rain, but it's got enough. It looks pretty good right now. And, uh, 00:40 we're starting to make decisions on fungicide. You know, late season passes on Kelly's corn and uh, 00:46 so we typically grow our st practice fungicide insecticide. So we've been adding stuff like potassium and micros to it, 00:54 but we're looking at some additional PA things on those passes on his operation about 00:58 V six V seven in this field Yep. Is what we said. And when will this hit? Another week? 01:04 Yeah. It'll be two, three weeks yet before we get close to that, where it starts getting how enough we get a rain, it might bump it up sooner. 01:11 Okay. So in the next two weeks probably is when we're gonna be going out here and hitting this with fungicide. 01:14 You're gonna throw a product called Octane in there. Octane is the purpose of this is stress mitigation purely It's a sugar. Yeah, it's sugar based. It's got a few other stress components in it. Um, 01:25 I look at it two ways with that sugar and the carbon sources in there. We put that in there, it help, uh, the plant absorb, uh, 01:32 everything we're putting on. And two, with the sugars and everything, help stick it to the leaf as well. 01:37 Okay. Let's say we are stay dry, which looks like we are, the tread line is not good. There's probably some guys that are thinking, 01:43 you know what, I'm not gonna spend the money on fungicide. This year is starting to look like it's, uh, a wash. 01:48 So I'm just gonna cut back on all expenditures. What's your advice? Yeah, that's a real thing. You know, 01:54 when you start looking at the crops and stuff And the weather and The weather and 01:58 The snow conditions And everything that you got going against you. Um, but there's still a lot of potential out here. I mean, 02:04 it's mid June and I told somebody the other day that, you know, June 21st, 2021, we had corn crawl rolling up and we were stressy like this probably 02:14 didn't have as we had more sub-soil moisture, but we kept pushing it and we had some of the best crops we ever had. We got some rains in July and August, 02:21 kept rounding the basis and we made it through it and had really good yield. This corn's 02:26 Rolling. It's not rolling as badly. I mean, it doesn't look like pineapples yet, but, uh, what do you think here another few days? Uh, or what, where, 02:32 where do you, where do you start pulling the panic button? Oh, I'm, I'm not panicking yet. I'm, you know, 02:38 two weeks we'll start really getting concerned if we don't get some changes, you know, we typically add a lot of stuff to handle this kind of weather. Right. 02:45 Okay. So you put in, just let's talk about the treatment in this field. So there was a fungicide at time of planting, right? Yep. And it was xy. Okay. 02:53 And then you're gonna hit it one more time with fungicide and that's gonna be it. 02:56 Yeah, that'll be our plan. Okay. So we go over two weeks to three weeks from now. We do a fungicide pass in the past with fungicide is fungicide is a product 03:02 called Octane, which is a stress mitigate. And then what else? We'll have an insecticide in there. We'll have, uh, 03:08 either K fuel or K flex in there for a potassium. So, okay. And then we'll have some micros in there. 03:14 We'll kind of make that decision when we get the plane going. Okay. You a tissue sample beside be before you pull the, uh, 03:20 before you decide the micros or you just have a standard practice on the Micros? Uh, 03:23 on this field we were actually doing quite a few different trials and tests. So we have quite a bit of data, so there'll be a little more pinpoint here, 03:29 but the rest of some of these other acres we'll have kind of just a grower standard so to speak. 03:34 Got it. So you're fungicide passes, you're contemplating right now. First off, Mike Evans says even if it's dry and you're concerned about it, you know, 03:39 go ahead and spend the money because it, it's too early to push. It's too early to pull. It's early to pull out. Right? It's too early to say no. 03:44 Yeah, I wouldn't throw the flag in right now. You know, when it gets closer to the application, then you make more of a decision. But think 03:49 They call it throwing the towel in, Throwing the towel in. Yeah, I think it's Throwing the towel. All right. So it's too early to throw the towel in. 03:54 So on the fungicide pass it's gonna happen in the next two to three weeks, you're saying, uh, fungicide octane. Stress me again? Uh, there's gonna be, uh, 04:01 sugar, there's gonna be a potassium and there's gonna be a micro. Yep. Got it. Coming at you. 04:06 Helping you think about what you're gonna do when the weather's not working good. You know what, you still gotta go out there and round the bases. 04:12 We talk a lot about that here at Extreme Ag. If this is helpful to you or somebody you know, that's wondering what they should do at this point in their season, 04:18 share this video. Also go to the library, extreme, hundreds and hundreds of videos with people like Mike Evans me podcast. 04:24 We produced. You know what all to help you up your farming game, extreme, he's Mike Evans. I'm Damian Mason. Until next time.