Foliar fungicide applications can be an important component of an effective corn disease management strategy.

Recently, fungicide manufacturers have been promoting early fungicide application, generally around V5 to V7, as a supplement to VT application.

Because this would incur additional costs, growers have questioned whether the application can produce a profitable return by controlling diseases early and increasing yield. This Crop Insights by experts at Pioneer Hi-Bred International discusses the potential value of early season foliar fungicide applications to corn.

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Source: Pioneer Hi-Bred