Many growers started off the 2016 season by planting crops earlier than average compared to past years. To help address the accompanying increased risk of disease and cold stress, numerous growers made an in-furrow fungicide application. For these growers now in mid-season, their application is still impacting their plants.
Dr. Fred Below from the University of Illinois describes the discrepancy between average corn yields and some extremely high yields that have recently been produced. He sees opportunity for more farmers as they prioritize and realize the importance of better crop management practices.