BASF Technical Marketing Manager Kim Tutor says 2023 was generally a low-disease year. However, there were pockets of heavy disease pressure. That includes parts of the Northern Plains with white mold, septoria and cercospora. “There are three things you need for disease infection; a host, the pathogen and the right environmental conditions,” Tutor told RRFN. “All it takes is a change of the weather and boom, all of a sudden you’ve got disease.” Tutor recommends being proactive rather than reactive. Fungicide solutions recommended by Tutor are Veltyma for corn, Revytek for soybeans, Priaxor and Sphaerex for wheat.
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