A technical service manager with FMC Corporation says farmers shouldn’t cut corners on disease management this season despite record high input costs.
Drake Copeland tells Brownfield commodity prices are also high and farmers need to protect the yield potential of their crop.
“I don’t think it’s something you can ignore, especially when we have aggressive diseases like southern corn rust and now tar spot,” he says. “…There’s a lot of yield potential with our hybrids we have today and so we want to protect that the best we can.”
He is encouraging growers concerned about inputs costs to holistically look at fields.