Get a Head Start on Improving Your Yields Useful Tips for Early Season Application

Between the V4 and V7 stages, corn plants go through a critical growth phase, and crops are particularly susceptible to environmental stresses and diseases. Adding an early treatment of Stratego® YLD fungicide to your corn delivers improved stalk strength, early season disease control and a higher yield potential.

Use these early season application tips to get a head start on boosting your yields:

Low use rates

A lower use rate of 2 oz/A to 5 oz/A is recommended for early season applications of Stratego YLD.

V4 and V5:

At this growth phase, 2 oz/A of Stratego YLD provides disease control and sufficient residual activity for the length of time that lower leaves are attached to the plant.

V6 and V7:

At this growth phase, rates up to 5 oz/A should be considered for better leaf coverage and longer residual activity.

If a second application is planned at tassel, 2 oz/A applied early season typically provides adequate protection until retreatment is applied.

See the Stratego YLD label for additional information on use rates.

Why is there a range of use rates?

A fungicide’s performance is a function of the concentration of active ingredient per unit of surface area. Given the size differences of V5 versus at tassel corn plants, the concentration of active ingredient on the fifth leaf of a corn plant treated at V5 with 2 oz/A of Stratego YLD is more than 40 percent higher than the ear leaf of a plant treated with 4 oz/A at VT.

Tankmix Partners

Stratego YLD is tankmix compatible with many other crop protection products applied early season, including Liberty® herbicide, Laudis® herbicide and glyphosate-based herbicides. See the Stratego YLD label for additional information on compatible herbicides, application timing and use rates.

Flexible Integration

Stratego YLD can be applied with a ground rig or by air, providing application convenience and flexibility.

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