Data from our third field trial comes in from central Illinois comparing fungicide applied by 360 UNDERCOVER versus no fungicide treatment. In this trial, Priaxor? was applied via 360 UNDERCOVER at the V12 growth stage. Weighed checks showed a 25 bu/A advantage for Priaxor applied with 360 UNDERCOVER. The application stopped disease before it could establish itself in the lower leaves of the plant and helped account for a 25 bu/A response.
The photos below show the effects of the 360 UNDERCOVER application. The first set of photos show the under-canopy coverage of the 360 UNDERCOVER application. As you can see in the photo, by using 360 UNDERCOVER for application, there was coverage on both the top and bottom of the leaves from two leaves below ear leaf to the top of the canopy. The second set of photos show in-season results and impact of disease on the untreated vs. treated corn plant leaves.
For more background on the trial, take a look at Jim Hedges’ presentation at Proving Grounds. And, stay tuned for our 360 Yield Center Yield Book, an in-depth analysis of our 2015 field trials, coming soon in early 2016.