Friday in the Field | July 14

Jul 14, 2023

The time has come to start applying fungicides to the crops. With the recent presence of moisture, crops are at an increased risk to be infected by a variety of fungi. Fields are now pushing a tassel and are actively pollinating which is the perfect time to apply fungicides and mid-season micronutrient fertilizers.

Tyler Horberg, Agronomy Account Manager, at River Valley Cooperative, was out in the field today to talk about what is to come within the next week.

Tyler shares that farmers should start to apply fungicides in the next week. With the application of fungicides, Tyler recommends also looking at your fields for bug damage, to include an insecticide with the fungicide and fertilizers.

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