Corn Fungicide Hoopla 2007
R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
Hoopla: hoop·la (hoop'lä', hoop'-) n. Informal
1. Boisterous, jovial commotion or excitement.
2. Extravagant publicity:
3. Talk intended to mislead or confuse.
hoopla. Dictionary.com. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary
of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hoopla (accessed: July 13, 2007).
on the heated discussions overheard at the counter down at the Chat 'n
Chew Cafe,interest in fungicide applications on field corn is at an all-time
high this summer. The nature of the "hoopla" over corn fungicides
runs the gamut of the various definitions of the word if you listen long
enough to the debates.
If you've been watching the aerial applicators at work in your neighborhood
and are wondering whether you should jump on the bandwagon, I've compiled
a few links to recent Web articles from university Extension specialists
that may shed a proverbial "third party" perspective on the
Allen, Tom and Erick Larson. 2008. Corn
Fungicide Recommendations. Mississippi State Univ.
Vincelli, Paul. 7/23/07. Fungicide
treatment for hail-damaged corn? Univ. of Kentucky.
Robertson, Alison and Daren Mueller. 7/11/07. Fungicide
application to corn at tasseling. Iowa State Univ.
Mueller, Daren. 5/15/06. Fungicides:
Terminology. Iowa State Univ.
The first of an 8-part series. A good primer on fungicides for non-plant
Jackson, Tamra. 7/13/07. Results
of Nebraska Foliar Fungicide Trials on Corn. Univ. of Nebraska.
Shaner, Greg. 7/13/07. Corn
Disease Update. Purdue Univ.
Sweets, Laura. 7/13/07. Foliar
Fungicides Labeled for Use on Field Corn. Univ. of Missouri.
Malvick, Dean. 7/12/07. Corn
Foliar Diseases and Fungicides in Minnesota – Delving into the Uncertain.
Univ. of Minnesota.
Brown-Rytlewski, Diane. 7/12/07. Fungicide
applications of strobilurins to corn and soybeans when there is little
disease. Michigan State Univ.
Dorrance, Anne, Pierce Paul, & Dennis Mills. 7/9/07.
So You Are Trying
Fungicides On Corn And Soybeans, How To Evaluate If They Are Worth The
Cost? Ohio State Univ.
Vincelli, Paul. 7/2/07. Questions
on Fungicides in a Dry Growing Season. Univ. of Kentucky.
Shaner, Greg. 6/29/07. Will
Fungicides Be of Value on Corn This Year? Purdue Univ.
Robertson, Alison, Daren Mueller, Carol Pilcher and
Kristine Schaefer. 6/25/07. Fungicide
applications in corn may be increasing. Iowa State Univ.
Nafziger, Emerson. 6/29/07. Can
Foliar Fungicide Raise Corn Yield When There's Little Disease? Univ.
Bradley, Carl and Matt Montgomery. 6/8/07. Prophylactic
Fungicide Applications on Corn: A Good Practice? Univ. of Illinois.
Paul, Pierce. 5/28/07. 5/21/07. Foliar
Fungicide Use in Corn. Ohio State Univ.
Larson, Erick. 5/14/07. Fungicides
on Corn? Mississippi State Univ.
Vincelli, Paul. 4/30/07. Fungicide
considerations for corn in 2007. Univ. of Kentucky.