The 2011 growing season got off to a slow start as wet weather and cold soil delayed corn planting across the Midwest. This has left many growers wondering if a foliar fungicide is still necessary for late-planted corn.
Eric Tedford, Fungicide Technical Brand Manager for Syngenta, provides technical leadership for the development of fungicides. His experience includes fungicide research and development for field crops, development of postharvest fungicides, and global technical development of fungicides. He holds bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in plant pathology from the University of Massachusetts, Clemson University, and the University of California (Davis), respectively.