13 July 2022, North Carolina: With 2022 planting complete, growers are turning their attention to managing their in-season inputs and protecting against disease. This season, managing disease and improving plant health with the right fungicide are crucial due to the higher risk of disease from late planting throughout the Midwest and an above average predicted hurricane season for the South and East Coast.
“The decision to use a fungicide always boils down to a grower’s bottom line,” says Logan Romines, Syngenta fungicide product lead. “Determining if it’s worth it all depends on which fungicide a grower chooses. With the Syngenta portfolio of fungicides, like Miravis® Neo, Miravis Top, Miravis Ace and Trivapro®, growers can expect cleaner and greener fields with higher yield and return on investment (ROI) potential.”
Without the preventive protection of a fungicide, corn, soybean and wheat fields may exert more energy defending against disease than bulking up yield. Additionally, disease can impact standability, grain development and harvestability. That’s why choosing a fungicide with both exceptional disease control and proven plant-health benefits could be key in 2022 to keep crops cleaner, greener and potentially higher yielding.
“The impact of plant health on yield can be broken down into three pillars: light efficiency, water conservation and harvest efficiency,” says Tyler Harp, Syngenta fungicide technical product lead. “Leaves that are greener can capture and hold more light energy from the sun. With better water conservation comes less transpiration, meaning the plant requires less water to transport nutrients and converts more energy into potential yield. When combined, both sources create more available energy for the plant to use toward grain development and higher potential yield.”
When it comes to harvest efficiency, there are several ways that fungicides help promote more potential ROI. With fungicides that control disease and help create stronger crops, there is less lodging and shattering at harvest. “This allows growers to more quickly conduct their harvest, saving time, fuel and ultimately money ― something that is extremely important in times with rising fuel prices” says Harp. At the end of harvest, the cost per bushel will have lowered and harvest efficiency increased.
“It sounds too good to be true, but years of trials have shown these cleaner and greener fungicides deliver healthier plants with higher potential yield,” Romines says. “ADEPIDYN® technology found in our Miravis brand family and SOLATENOL® technology found in Trivapro ultimately are going to deliver increased consistency and will afford you the best results.”
Want to learn more about how Cleaner & Greener fungicides work? Watch this video in which Harp and Romines explain the science behind boosting bushels with the Syngenta fungicide portfolio.
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