By: Nicholas Dame, U.S. Product Manager, Fungicides, Corteva Agriscience
Three Key Takeaways from This Article:
- Inputs & Insights will include articles about crop disease and fungicides going forward.
- There will be a new column called “Disease of the Month” to highlight a different disease in each newsletter.
- You’ll be able to find tips to properly scout for — and control — crop disease in upcoming newsletters.
As we begin a new year, you can expect new content from Inputs & Insights. That new content will include articles about crop disease and the benefits of fungicides, as well as a new column called “Disease of the Month.”
We decided to start including this content in 2020, because crop disease is a very serious topic that you need to be discussing with your customers each year. There are dozens of diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes that can attack crops like corn and soybeans. If left untreated, these diseases can have serious, detrimental impacts on your customers’ yield.
These diseases can develop across the Midwest when the timing and weather conditions are right. Our goal is to give you a deeper understanding of crop disease, how to scout for it, how to prevent it and, ultimately, how to treat it.
Going forward you can expect content in Inputs & Insights aimed at giving you that deeper understanding. First, you’ll find a “Disease of the Month” column in each edition of the newsletter, which will be similar to the well-known “Weed of the Month” column. “Disease of the Month” will focus on one disease that is commonly found in the Midwest during the growing season, what symptoms to look for, what conditions are needed for the disease to develop, advice to manage the disease and more.
In addition to the new column, the industry and product news articles will be periodically devoted to crop disease and fungicide solutions from Corteva Agriscience. The articles will offer advice like tips to successfully scout for crop disease and best practices on how to properly apply fungicides.
DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide
I’d also like to take this opportunity to introduce you and your customers to DuPont™ Aproach® Prima fungicide from Corteva. Aproach Prima is a powerful fungicide that can be used to control diseases in corn, soybeans and wheat. The product offers two, strong modes of action, both preventive and curative, and has been shown to increase yield in corn, soybeans and wheat. I recommend you discuss Aproach Prima with you customers this growing season.
To learn more about the fungicide, visit AproachPrima.Corteva.US. And be on the lookout for more articles in Inputs & Insights featuring Aproach Prima, how to use it and how it can help your growers this year.
About the author: Nicholas Dame is the U.S. product manager for fungicides, Corteva Agriscience, based in Indianapolis. He was previously a territory manager for Corteva Agriscience. Nicholas earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from the University of Kentucky.