The Vice-President of Agri-Services with MFA Incorporated, a Missouri-based farm cooperative, says crop health is even more important in weather extremes.
Jason Weirich says while conditions are dry now in Missouri, conditions might not stay that way and diseases like common and southern rusts could be a risk. He says farmers should be ready to apply a fungicide.
“It’s not dry everywhere, so if we get moisture and other conditions, we could get some rust.”
He says timing is important for any fungicide application, waiting until the corn is in transition from tasseling to silking.