Walking Your Fields® Newsletter - South Delta and Coastal Plains
New Fungicide Seed Treatment Ethaboxam In Corn
DuPont Pioneer introduces new ways to protect seedlings from diseases. Early planting and stand establishment can play a key role to production success. We continue to strive for better emergence under stressful conditions. In pursuit of a world-class seed treatment package Ethaboxam fungicide - Raxil® seed treatment - has been added as a standard part of the treatment mix. This fungicide combination in the Pioneer Premium Seed Treatment package provides best-in-class control of fusarium and Pythium species.
Maximize Your Yields While Minimizing Input Costs
Growers will be making seed decisions soon as we plan for a new crop year; but how often do growers think about a whole season and plan each crop decision carefully? Spend some time planning for other inputs as well. Planning fertility, herbicide, fungicide and insecticide programs can increase timeliness and preparedness to handle situations that can arise during the growing season. Fertility will be a major piece of the expenses to grow a crop. Leaching rain or droughty conditions will have a bearing on the amount of fertilizer actually applied to a crop, but playing out those scenarios before season can increase your efficiency to handle things as they come. Weeds are a perpetual pest - while crop residue and weed patches are still visible, ride fields and make notes and formulate a plan based on field observations now. Disease and insect pests can be more sporadic and less predictable, but making a plan to scout at key growth phases and penciling in which products you will use in case of observing Northern leaf blight or stink bugs will help make the decision easier and more timely, which can lead to profitability. There are numerous tools available to help with this type of planning, such as our suite of free services called Encirca.
Variety selection is critical based on soil type, crop rotation, weed control and other pest concerns (e.g. nematodes). Making those decisions by year’s end will make it easier to secure the varieties of your choice. See your Pioneer territory manager, field agronomist or Pioneer agent to select the right product for your acre.
Managing Winter and Spring Annual Weeds
Winter weed management in wheat for Italian ryegrass and early season broadleaves is key to having clean fields in the spring. For problematic fields, you may need to consider a sequential POST grass herbicide application applied in the fall followed by a spring application. You’ll also need to select the correct herbicide based on timing to the crop and grass size. In addition to weed control, growers may also need to consider green-up fall fertilizer applications during this time. Some producers will consider piggy backing both herbicide and nutritional products; however, we just need to be careful concerning tank mix restrictions. You may want to consider split application to maximize your weed control and your herbicide and fertilizer needs.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
Your DuPont Pioneer Southern Agronomy Team
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