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Published July 2007 (rev. July 2008)

Corn Fungicide Hoopla 2007

R.L. (Bob) Nielsen
Agronomy Dept., Purdue Univ.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054
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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. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. (accessed: July 13, 2007).

ased 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 subject.


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 pathologists.

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. of Illinois.

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.

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