Tar spot has garnered much of the attention when it comes to diseases in crops the last few years. Unfortunately, a number of other fungal pathogens have been wreaking havoc in fields and destroying yields, as well. Here’s a strategy you may consider to keep diseases at bay, make more money, and feel a lot more confident about producing your next crop.
BEING REACTIVE DOESN’T WORK!
Weed and insect control is much different than disease control. You can see a weed or a bug and spray it, pull it, or otherwise eliminate it from your field. As long as you’re timely, you can generally do a pretty effective job.
With diseases on the other hand, once you see them they’ve already become established. At that point, you’re too late to stop the yield loss and often too late to stop the continued spread of the disease. For that reason, planning ahead is absolutely critical.