BASF announces its 2008 application requirements for Headline fungicide in corn.
As the market leader in corn fungicides, BASF continues to invest time and research into supporting its product portfolio, including Headline. The 2008 requirements build on that deep understanding of corn fungicide application due to more than 5,000 on-farm trials on a quarter-million acres to Headline’s credit.
"As the most researched fungicide on the market, we’re always looking at what we can do to help aerial applicators and growers get the most from each application," says Dr. Gary Fellows, BASF technical manager. "With every extra bushel of corn needed to meet rising demand, proper application is important to maximizing yield."
What are the 2008 application requirements for Headline in corn? The optimal application window for Headline is the VT stage through R2 (full tassel through blister). At the VT stage or later, Headline may be used with an adjuvant. When Headline is used prior to full tassel stage, do not use an adjuvant. The VT stage begins when the last branch of the tassel is completely visible outside the whorl.
Headline fungicide offers outstanding disease control with BASF’s Plant Health benefits, as well as better standability at corn harvest. Results from on-farm field trials in 2007 showed a 12 to 16 bushel per acre corn yield advantage.
Visit www.agproducts.basf.com for more information about Headline fungicide and other BASF crop protection products.