Protecting Yield and Quality from Late Season Diseases

In general, the 2018 wheat crop is relatively clean from a disease standpoint. Some earlier planted fields with a nice thick canopy do have some powdery mildew however the pressure remains low. There are some fields with low levels of septoria leaf spot as well. If a T1 fungicide was applied, these early season diseases were well looked after.

Knowing what stage your crop is at is critical for fungicide considerations.

Wheat Staging Update

As we have seen in years past, early planting with even emergence matters, this cannot be stressed enough! There are really two wheat crops in Ontario, the early September planted wheat and the Thanksgiving and on planted wheat.

Tim’s Tips – T3

In all likelihood, you have either started spraying T3 fungicides, or you plan to in the coming days. There is lots of great information out there for timing and application effectiveness.