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Iowa State University

Soybean

Plant Pathology

2007

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Nozzle And Carrier Application Effects On Control Of Soybean Leaf Spot Diseases, H. Mark Hanna, Alison E. Robertson, W. Mark Carlton, Robert E. Wolf Jan 2007

Nozzle And Carrier Application Effects On Control Of Soybean Leaf Spot Diseases, H. Mark Hanna, Alison E. Robertson, W. Mark Carlton, Robert E. Wolf

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

A two-site, two-year field application experiment investigated fungicide coverage in a fully-developed soybean canopy. Application treatments included “high-rate” (187 l/ha; 20 gal/acre) and “low-rate” (112 l/ha;12 gal/acre) with fine-droplet two-orifice tips, medium-droplet two-orifice tip at 187 l/ha (20 gal/acre), a coarse-droplet single-orifice “herbicide-style” tip at 168 l/ha (18 gal/ac), and an air-assisted spray treatment. Droplet coverage and size, and foliar disease severity in the lower, middle, and top parts of the plant canopy, and crop yield were measured.

Droplet size generally followed expected manufacturer specifications. Percentage area covered and drops/cm ...