Greg Endres and
The primary objective of the trial was to evaluate the performance of
three commonly-grown hard red spring (HRS) wheat varieties to foliar fungicide
and plant density. The irrigated trial was established with 'Alsen', ‘Ingot’ and ‘Reeder’ HRS wheat planted on 2002
soybean ground (with supplemental wheat straw) at 1 and 2 million pure live
seeds (PLS)/acre (A) on May 21 at the
The seeding rate of 1 and 2 million PLS/A established 1.0 and 1.8 million seedling plants/A, respectively. Disease, seed yield and test weight were not impacted by seeding rate. The high seeding rate slightly increased plant lodging. Folicur reduced disease and improved yield by 23% (13.9 bushels/A) and test weight by 2% (1.4 lb/bushel). Folicur reduced DON in Ingot and Reeder, but DON levels were very low in untreated Alsen. Ingot and Reeder yield improved 27 and 31% (17.6 and 18.4 bushels/A), respectively, with Folicur while Alsen yield improved 10% (5.5 bushels/A).