Fungicide Option for White Mold and Other Diseases

Jun 12, 2024


soybeans late season with white mold
“Last year we couldn’t get a rain drop from a single cloud, or so it seemed, and this year we can’t get a single cloud without a rain drop, or a monsoon,” said Mike Slater, Federated ag sales rep at the Isanti location.
 
And thus, we have the “perfect breeding ground for diseases and stressed hybrids,” he said.
 
Some growers may not get all their soybeans planted as persistent rains affect field conditions. “With that in mind,” said Slater, “we really want to protect what we have in the ground already.”
 
Slater noted a common misconception about fungicides – that they lengthen plant maturity. “In reality,” he said, “[a fungicide] will make the plant live out its full season by not dying early from late season diseases.”
 
Federated highly recommends a premium, tiered fungicide, Miravis® Neo, to maximize yield and help with white mold suppression on soybeans. Miravis Neo is a three-way fungicide mix that provides broad spectrum disease control. It includes active ingredients azoxystrobin, propiconazole, pydiflumetofen, along with patented ADEPIDYN® technology.
 
Miravis Neo is best applied on soybeans at the R3 stage to help suppress white mold and control eight different diseases. Fungicide application for white mold suppression should be split into two applications, one at R1 and another at R3.
 
Thanks to Federated’s high-clearance application equipment, “Miravis Neo can be applied late in the season on beans when tractors and pull-type sprayers can’t make it through the field,” said Slater.
 
On corn, Miravis Neo controls seven different diseases, including southern and common rust, northern corn leave blight, anthracnose, and tar spot, with suppression on some ear rots.
 
Timing on corn should be at the VT/R1 stage (tassel). Late season applications can be harder on corn, but Federated can help line up a drone or aircraft to apply fungicides on tasseled corn, if needed.
 
Contact your Federated Agronomist to discuss fungicide options for your soybeans and/or corn this year.

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