Fill the heads, protect the quality — the two-pass fungicide plan

Crop input decisions would be made so much easier if only one year’s weather would predict the next. But we know that one dry year doesn’t make a trend, so while 2018 is looking dry in Western Canada will it stay dry for the growing season? Will crop disease be less of a threat because of it?

Glen Forster, technical marketing specialist for fungicides with BASF Canada, sat down with Shaun Haney at this year’s Crop Production show to talk fungicide planning for 2018. They cover the importance of investing in a cereal crop’s yield potential, the move to two-pass fungicide management, and planning ahead when it comes to protecting the flag leaf.

In the interview below, Forster explains that a first or early pass, if warranted, is going to fill the heads and protect the yield potential. A second, later pass is there to protect the quality, like in the case of fusarium head blight infection. 

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