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5 tips for fungicide application

If you've decided to spray, make sure you get the most out of your investment

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5 tips for fungicide application

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If you’ve decided to invest in added fungicide protection this season, do everything you can to get your spray spot-on. And to help you get the most out of your investment, I’ve put together my top five fungicide spray tips.


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1. Take a good hard look at your crop

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Out of all your fields, which ones will offer you a good return if you protect them with a fungicide?


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2. Stage your crop for the correct application timing

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Pay special attention to the leaf stage or per cent flowering.


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3. Control your boom height

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In ideal situations, you’d like to be about 20 inches above the target to get a good, even spray pattern. You’ll know what works on your farm.


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4. Water equals coverage

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Higher water volumes help ensure that you get optimal fungicide coverage on the plant, letting you penetrate deep into the crop canopy where disease grows and festers.


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5. Slow down your sprayer

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There’s no need to race through your field. Instead, slow down to a controlled speed so that you can get the best possible coverage on the entire plant.

Ultimately, a good fungicide spray will help you protect your yield potential and maintain your quality when your plants are setting yields and filling out.

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