Sabine Maas was telling me last week how she has tried everything she can think of to make it rain. Leaving the van windows open, washing the house windows and leaving home with laundry hanging outside on the line has not worked. Yesterday around St Marys and east toward Embro, it actually rained about 1-3"depending on the cloud you were under. No such luck on this end of Line 6. Which leaves us like Sabine, not so patiently waiting.
Many have been questioning the value of fungicides, given the lack of rain. I remain an optimist and believe the rain will come in time to make fungicide use worthwhile. This morning I was out with Brian applying a test strip of Acapela on his corn. Acapela is a new fungicide product from DuPont that belongs to the strobiluron class of fungicides.
If your corn looks like this, fungide will pay. Typical yield response is 7-10 bu/acre.
After my post last week looking for blinders Bill Arthur's daughter offered to design human blinders for interested clients. Ask and you will find.