Corn thrives under warm, humid weather.
So does ear rot.
Overwintering in corn and wheat stubble, spores of Gibberella zeae and Fusarium graminearum spread and infect corn plants during the silking stage – especially when conditions are humid and corn hybrids have low resistance to this disease. Damaged ears can also act as paths for infection, leading to higher levels of deoxynivalenol (DON/VOM) and lower grades.
Get in before the window closes.
Take an integrated approach that includes crop rotations, scouting and a preventative fungicide. The application window from full silking to silk browning isn’t long, so apply your fungicide before disease can settle in. This helps reduce DON levels and protects the yield you’ve built this season.
Applied preventatively between full silking and silk browning for proven suppression of fusarium and gibberella ear rots. Reduce deoxynivalenol (DON/VOM) contamination to preserve your crop’s quality.
Why being proactive pays off.
See how a preventative application of Caramba® helps suppress ear rots caused by Fusarium graminearum and Gibberella zeae.
- Caramba vs untreated Gibberella Ear Rot incidence
- Caramba vs untreated DON reduction
Getting in shape to fend off disease.
The key to effective disease management? Prevention. But other than the pathogen itself, crop health is another important factor in the crop’s ability to fend off disease. That’s why some fungicides increase growth efficiency and help better manage environmental stress.
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Put disease in its place.
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