Pest Control!

Summer has arrived, bringing with it the possibility of a range of insects, ready to eat away at your crops yield. Here are a few things to consider about insecticide:

What are you up against?

A good scouting plan is critical in order to identify pests before they start chomping away at yields. It is important to not only observe the top of the crop, but to also do sweeps through the canopy. This will ensure you get a more complete picture of your insect population and will help you determine if an insecticide application in economically necessary.

Be proactive. 
Begin scouting for corn rootworm beetles at tassel and continue through early August. That means now! Timely foliar insecticide applications will prevent beetles from laying eggs and reduce populations the following year.
Don’t sell yourself short
You can use the most expensive insecticide on the market, but it won’t work where it can’t reach. Insects typically feed in the lower, cooler, and more humid sections within the canopy, and adding an adjuvant can help increase the effectiveness of your insecticide applications. MasterLock® by WinField®United combines InterLock®and DropTight technologies in one crop-based adjuvant to enhance spray coverage. InterLock® in the mix, helps ensure that droplets are the right size, which reduces the amount of fine particles in the spray pattern and helps drive droplets deeper into the canopy for better deposition. DropTighttechnology, unique to MasterLock® adjuvant, helps droplets stick to the target: the plant you are trying to protect. Together, these technologies give you a one-plus-one-equals-three benefit. They enable deposition to help insecticides stay on target, reach the pest and optimize performance. 


Need help scouting? Call your Mid-West Fertilizer agronomist today if you need help determining a need for insecticide! It is critical to stop insects early, so don't hesitate, call now!