FMC introduced a new at-plant corn fungicide this past year called Xyway. FMC Retail Technical Service Manager Gail Stratman says this product delivers foliar disease protection throughout the growing season. There are additional benefits. “Stalk diseases like anthracnose and fusarium are suppressed so we see better standability.” A systemic product, like Xyway, can cause additional stress to the seedling. “One of the recommendations we have is lets maintain a half-inch of distance between it and the seed and we’ll alleviate additional early stress on the seedling and make sure the seedling gets up and out of the ground in a timely fashion.”
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