This morning, July 16th I was fortunate enough to be in the area and saw the pilot apply the fungicide to the First Harvest Farm Management, LLC “Competitive Seed Comparison Plot”. The application included 13.7 ounces Miravis NEO fungicide, 1 ounce Warrior Insecticide, and .64 ounces Talyx Adjuvent for drift control and to provide stickiness. We had excellent coverage as there was no wind and bright sunshine. Very happy with the results, and great job by the pilot flying for Curless Aviation out of Astoria, Ill.
Our early plot inspections showed the initial evidence of Gray Leaf Spot, a foliar disease that causes leaf tissue damage and decreased yield in advanced cases, so the application of the fungicide was an excellent defensive strategy to protect yield and maximize plant health.