|Lead Researcher||Ken Coles|
|Co-Researcher(s)||Brian Storozynsky, Kelly Turkington, Michael Harding, Ron Howard, Vance Yaremko|
|Start Date||April 2013|
|End Date||March 2015|
|Funding Partners||Alberta Barley Commission, WGRF|
Growers are faced with a short time frame for fungicide application which can be detrimental to efficacy due to weather conditions, environmental consequences and economic considerations.
Understand the relationship between environmental conditions and fungicide efficacy, with consideration to application timing at three distinct times throughout the day. Quantify potential yield effects, quality and return on investment resulting from the use of fungicides.
Unfortunately, disease pressure was low for the study, but the results were consistent and agreeable with other researchers; crops under low disease pressure are not likely to respond to fungicides in regards to higher yield potential. Application of fungicides during the day, night or dawn did not affect the efficacy on barley, wheat and canola.
Help growers save input costs by choosing fungicides based on potential yield advantages for fields with medium-high disease pressure.
Keywords: Fungicides, Fungicide application, Night spraying
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