Tyler Harp, Ph.D., technical product lead for row crop fungicides at Syngenta , was recently interviewed by Joel Penhorwood, farm broadcaster at Ohio Ag Net, to share his tips for corn and soybean fields in 2024.
- The days of making situational decisions about fungicide applications are over, no matter how wet or dry the season becomes.
- Instead, plan on applying a fungicide with long-lasting disease control and plant-health benefits, like Miravis® Neo, Miravis® Top and Trivapro® fungicides, each year. This practice will help protect your corn and soybeans regardless of factors like anticipated weather conditions or the severity of diseases, like tar spot.
- Years of data from across the corn belt show that yearly fungicide applications are one of the best ways to protect your investment potential.
- Evidence from dry years like 2020 and very wet years like 2021 show that fungicides support yield preservation in both wet and dry conditions.
- In 2023, growers who used Syngenta fungicides saw excellent results at harvest.
Steady growth in the number of fungicide-treated corn acres over the last two decades is a testament to the consistency and value of plant-health fungicides.
For more information about the benefits and tips for the proper timing of fungicide applications, listen to the full interview here.