Application timing for fungicides is extremely important. Growers are constantly looking at the economic values when it comes to spraying. I spoke with Bayer CropScience’s Thorsten Schwindt, sr. product manager, broadacre fungicides, to learn more about when it pays to spray during the recent Farm Progress Show.
“One key aspect any grower should talk to their agronomist about is getting a product that gives them enough curative action at the time you enter the field.” This ensure that if you are budgeting and only using one spray you really get a return on your investment. Thorsten said most corn and soybean fungicides are preventatives and often growers find themselves spraying too late.
Looking into next year, Thorsten recommends, “Build in a fungicide spray in plant application early enough so you stay ahead of the curve.”
Listen to my complete interview with Thorsten to learn more about when it pays to spray and what Bayer CropScience has coming down the pipeline in their fungicide marketplace. [wpaudio url=”http://traffic.libsyn.com/zimmcomm/fps-15-bayer-schwindt.mp3″ text=”Interview with Thorsten Schwindt, Bayer CropScience”]