Prioritize ROI and Boost Plant Health with Fungicides

Mar 29, 2021
The right fungicide can help you both manage disease and obtain plant health benefits. Deciding now to protect your crop’s yield potential with a well-timed fungicide application helps create your recipe for success. Here are some of the benefits of doing so.
1. Positive yield response
Even during an average-yielding year, we can still see a positive yield response when a fungicide is applied. In 2019, according to Winfield United’s response-to-fungicide (RTF) data, the national average RTF between a corn plant that received a fungicide application at R1 and untreated control was an additional 16.1 bushels per acre for the fungicide application.
2. Optimized plant health
In addition to protecting plants from disease, a fungicide application is the right type of management tactic to employ to boost plant health, especially on acres with high yield potential. Fungicides suppress ethylene production, which helps keep plant cells young. High-functioning plant cells help convert sunlight energy into sugars and, ultimately, into plant matter and yield. They also help plants more efficiently assimilate nitrogen into cells and build protein.
3. Improved ROI potential with an adjuvant in the tank
If you are investing in a fungicide application, you want to ensure that application reaches its target. Including an adjuvant in the spray tank keeps more spray droplets in the ideal size range so they are able to do so. Answer Plot® data has shown a 5.7-bushel-per-acre average yield increase in corn when MasterLock is added to the spray tank along with a fungicide compared to using only a fungicide.
Talk with your trusted MKC advisor today about ways to achieve a strong start, and a strong finish, to the season with fungicides on your corn and soybean acres.