Here are some tips to reduce the risk of crop disease

With growing season in full swing, that means crops face threats from nearly every angle. While saving a dollar is important in this economy, some areas like disease management should stay fully funded on all operations.

Herbicide specialists at UPL have four areas they point to when producers talk about managing crop disease. Understanding the risk is number one, and they note disease is usually most severe when farmers do not pay attention. Scouting is another key tool for preventing disaster because it provides a real-time assessment. They also stress understanding the benefits of fungicide and how to get the most from each supply.