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Treating the Untreated Acre

Why treating your crops matters even when risks seem low.
Headshot of grower, Riley Anderson on green background

In the fields of Western Canada, there’s always a buzz about the untreated acre and whether it’s worth the time and money to apply treatments when conditions don’t immediately signal a problem, and when fusarium and other fungi aren’t posing an obvious risk.

Last year, Riley Anderson, a grower in Morris, MB, decided to treat some of his wheat even though the dry conditions meant the risk of fungus was low. To Riley’s surprise, his treated wheat yielded almost 7 bushels an acre more than his untreated acres. 

“I applied SORADUO™ to some of my wheat even though conditions were not favourable for fusarium and was pleasantly surprised by the yield gains over the untreated acres. I’ll be making it a larger part of my plans this year.” – Riley Anderson

Our Technical Sales Agronomists (TSAs) are no strangers to these results. 

“Riley’s experience backs up what we’ve been seeing in our research and supports that even in conditions that don’t seem to be ideal for disease pressures, applications can still make a significant difference on crop quality and yield.” – Michaela Lobay, Technical Sales Agronomist

It may not always be the case, but our trials consistently affirm that the benefits of increased yield and improved quality more than compensate for the cost of treatment. 

If you’d like to find out how strategic applications can make a big difference in your fields, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our Technical Sales Agronomists are ready to help tailor applications that fit your pest management needs and make this year’s crops as successful as possible.