Tools and Training to Assess Profitability of Foliar Fungicide Use in Corn
McKellar, Mary E.; Bergstrom, Gary; Cummings, Jaime
Education and training materials were developed to assist growers in conducting on-farm corn foliar fungicide strip trials. Cooperators conducting fungicide strip trials during the 2012 growing season provided evaluation of web based educational materials developed for this project. Diagnostic support and hands-on corn foliar disease field workshops were offered to cooperators and others throughout NY State in order to boost confidence in identification of corn foliar diseases in the field. Data and observations collected and shared among a public-private network of cooperators as a result of the tools developed from this project will help build the knowledge base that will allow New York corn growers to make better-informed decisions about the use of foliar fungicides.
New York State IPM Program
Agricultural IPM; Field Corn