The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Farm Journal. It corresponds with the article "Evaluate the Fungicide Factor” by Darrell Smith. You can find the article in the January 2010 issue.
Beck's Hybrids Practical Farm Research conducted soybean fungicide research trials throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. These fungicide trials were developed to analyze the performance of fungicides at growth stages of R2 through R4. Weather data was collected at each trial site to monitor leaf wetness, humidity, temperature, and rainfall using a weather station shown in Figure 1. Over 30 Beck's Hybrid's customers participated in this study, allowing PFR to expand fungicide research to a greater capacity.