Fungicides on Corn: Disease Control, Physiology of the Plant, and Yield

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2007-11-29
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Abendroth, Lori
Robertson, Alison
Elmore, Roger
Boyer, Matt
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Proceedings of the Integrated Crop Management Conference
Iowa State University Conferences and Symposia

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference is Iowa's premier crop production education event. No other program in Iowa brings together the diverse range of topics, slate of expert presenters and results of the latest University research.

The ICM Conference offers workshops focusing on the latest in crop production technology. Experts from Iowa and surrounding states will provide research updates and results in soil fertility, soil and water management, crop production and pest management.

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An estimated two million acres of corn were sprayed with fungicides (strobilurin or a strobilurin/triazole combination) in Iowa in 2007. Reasons for spraying vary and include the high price of corn, potential to control diseases, and a possibility of improved yield from "plant health" benefits. Until this year fungicide applications to production corn fields was rarely practiced in Iowa because they were not profitable.

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