Thoughts on 2010 Wheat Fungicide Research

Pat Boren
CPS Tangent

Joe Cacka, the agronomist for Crop Production Services recently released data from his research in 2010.  While reviewing his data I was very interested in a wheat trial in the Tangent area.   The purpose of the trial was to evaluate the impact of different fungicides applied at the early flag leaf stage.  2010 was a severe year for disease problems in wheat and that point was made dramatically clear when I saw the results of Joe’s trial.  The take home message is that the untreated plot yielded an average of 37% less than treated plots.  The grower’s field was treated twice with a fungicide and the difference was  even greater!   Do the math at current wheat prices!