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Agronomists urge farmers to review corn genetics and consider spraying times by 2022

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Agronomists urge farmers to review corn genetics and consider spraying times by 2022

Agronomists say they are looking at how the different genetics of corn make a difference when it comes to fighting disease. Bob Belkovic is with a Wisconsin pioneer. He said, “Gray leaf spots or northern leaf blight, anthrax, tar spots, all of the above, one of the things we see is probably some of the most dramatic genetic differences in tar. It’s spot resistant. “

Berkovich tells Brownfield along with genetics that spraying fungicides helps manage tar spots, but farmers say that in August, a large amount of water arrived in the traditional July of such a year. You may need to consider spraying after the spraying time. “I think it was a little too late for the gray leaf spots and northern leaf blight to spread, but these August rains provided the environment needed for the tar spots to actually increase. “

Berkovich said that tar spots will spread rapidly after late-season rains, as in 2018, and that the disease is changing the way farmers choose hybrids and manage growing corn harvests. He says he saw it again.



Agronomists urge farmers to review corn genetics and consider spraying times by 2022

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