White mold is a growing threat for soybeans and dry beans. BASF Technical Service Representative Ken Deibert says timing for the fungicide application is important. “Essentially when you’ve got an open flower at one of the top two nodes of the plant or row closure,” said Deibert. “We’re probably at or around early R2 and we’ve got a very conducive environment for the white mold infection; that’s when we want to make that Endura application.” The proper spray nozzle is also necessary. “Use a nozzle that creates a medium to coarse size droplet and that’s going to create some velocity to drive them deeper in the canopy.” With soybeans and dry beans, Deibert said it is important to protect the bottom of the plant where the oldest flowers exist. BASF hosted a field day for ag retailers Thursday at Emerado, North Dakota.
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