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.
With the recent cool and wet conditions this spring, corn plants that were treated in-furrow are getting a greater jump out of the ground and showing increased stand count despite adverse conditions and potential for disease.
The best time to ensure rapid and healthy growth is at planting. Focusing on early fertility, and using in-furrow application to place the nutrients where the young seedling can access them sets the trajectory for growth and provides a strong start that carries throughout the entire season.
A recap of the LIFT Agriculture Summit told through 31 tweets by people and organizations who attended the event.