INFORMATION & IDEAS
For corn and soybean fungicide applications, timing is everything. Learn strategies for protecting crop yield potential by preventing disease damage.
Strategic fungicide applications can provide significant return on investment, especially critical when commodity prices are low.
Get the most value from fungicide use by selecting the best product and applying at the best time.
The best way to battle low soybean prices is to increase yield. Use these criteria to measure your fungicide ROI.
The decision to apply a fungicide should be a calculated, proactive choice, based on management and environmental factors. Check these key factors.
Fungicides were not created equal. Check the active ingredients in each product to choose the best option.
Spring weather can be fickle. If you have had weed-control misses in some fields, be ready to implement a more aggressive control plan in case warm conditions lead to early spring weed emergence.
Use these three steps for effective next-season crop planning.
The TruChoice® Early Pay Multiplier helps growers multiply their crop protection input costs when they make early commitments. Actual product choices can be made closer to application time.
Expert provides crop management strategies to help growers plan for maximum yield next season.
A team approach helps this Iowa grower boost corn yield and multiply the value of his crop input investment.
Preharvest time is when you should scout fields to see how crop protection strategies fared and plan for the next season.
Warm, wet summer weather is good for both crop production and late-season weed development, making fall burndown herbicide treatment critical to manage marestail, waterhemp, giant ragweed and Palmer amaranth.
Use these four tips to get an early start on crop planning for the next season. Taking advantage of local expertise and buying programs can help reduce costs and improve results.
Gray leaf spot overwinters in corn residue and spreads from soil to plants with rain and wind. An infection can reduce corn yield 15 to 50 percent.
Northern corn leaf blight is expanding its range in the U.S., threatening yield and making control more difficult.
Not all fungicides are the same. Use this test to see how your fungicide stacks up.
The Disease Triangle is formed by three factors that determine potential for yield loss due to plant disease.
University of Missouri research shows using a two-pass herbicide program maximizes corn yield 67 percent of the time.
Strategies for controlling herbicide-resistant weeds in corn and soybeans with a preplant foundation of burndown and residual herbicide.
Late-summer insect pests can threaten crop quality. Feeding damage creates opportunities for fungal infection or rot and may trigger dockage at the elevator. Tips on scouting for damaging insect pests.
The DuPont Integrated Seed Science Network helps develop and test seed treatment formulations, applications and seed-handling techniques, with centers in Wilmington, Delaware, and Johnston, Iowa.
The DuPont TankMix Calculator Application lets you quickly and easily calculate product amounts for your field or tank size. A demonstration video shows you how.
Know the difference between mode and site of action to plan weed-control programs that manage herbicide resistance.
Preserving foliar health is important to maximizing crop yield. Fungicide movement properties have a major impact on how well an application controls disease.
Foliar disease is a major cause of lodged stalks, which can lead to yield losses and increased harvest time. Frequent scouting and timely fungicide applications are the best defense against potential crop damage and yield loss.
Insect and weed pests can cause yield loss quickly. Noticing them in time to stop the damage requires regular scouting. Use these tips to make the most of scouting time.
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Dandelions have become an increasing problem since many growers shifted to reduced-tillage or no-till systems. After the crop has been harvested in the fall, weeds such as dandelions begin to grow as they prepare to overwinter.
Post harvest applications are a smart weed management strategy.
By controlling plant diseases, fungicides maximize green leaf area to improve photosynthesis and help achieve yield potential.
A residual fall burndown herbicide application helps reduce weed seed production, manage early winter annuals and provide weed control into spring.
A cold, wet spring can push planting dates to the limit, leaving little time for preplant herbicide applications. A fall application of DuPont™ Canopy® EX or Basis® herbicide post harvest can halt development of winter annual weeds and allow for earlier planting in a warmer, cleaner seedbed.
Increased no-till and reduced-till production has led to numerous benefits for corn growers, but it also has contributed a shift in the weed spectrum. For example, Italian ryegrass has become a significant problem in many fields.