Fungicide Resistance Management Minute

Sabrina HalvorsonSponsored Content

Here is this week’s ‘Fungicide Resistance Management Minute’ brought to you by Corteva. We’re hearing from Lindee Love, Corteva’s Strategic Account Manager in Northern California on what to consider when selecting a fungicide.

Q: Lindee,  what should be considered when we’re selecting fungicides for crops?

A: When selecting the fungicides for their operation, it’s important to consider what specific diseases they’re targeting, if one mode of action is going to cover the diseases that they’re targeting, or if they need something that has two modes of action to deliver the same preventative or curative control.

Q. And what about location? Can that play a part in it?

A. Yes. Depending on where you’re at, there could be less or more pressure for a specific disease or pathogen and the rate of their fungicides as well as the timing could be different in the southern part of the state versus Northern California. Typically, there’s more rainfall in Northern California and it’s typically drier in Southern California. So, a Northern California grower is going to have different timing and probably a different rate for specific fungicides where the southern part of California might not even have that disease pressure or where they might not even have to put a fungicide out for the same pathogen.

Q: Lindee, where can folks get more information on all of this?

A: Growers could contact their local Corteva Agriscience representative or visit Corteva.US/fungicideresistance.

Thank you for all the information. That was Lindee Love with this week’s ‘Fungicide Resistance Management Minute’ brought to you by Corteva.

Sabrina Halvorson
National Correspondent / AgNet Media, Inc.

Sabrina Halvorson is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and public speaker who specializes in agriculture. She primarily reports on legislative issues and hosts The AgNet News Hour and The AgNet Weekly podcast. Sabrina is a native of California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley.