Does the Application of a Plant Growth Regulator and Fungicide Increase Oat Yield

Shawn Conley, State Soybean and Small Grains Specialist

John Gaska, Senior Outreach Specialist Adam Roth, Program Manager

In an Oat Shock:

  • The addition of Palisade PGR and Trivapro fungicide increased oat yield and reduced lodging
  • Increased N rate above those recommended in A2809 did not increase oat yield
  • Growers should explore expected ROI and apply BMP’s prior to adding any additional inputs

A research trial was initiated in the spring of 2017 at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station, Arlington, WI to assess the impact of a plant growth regulator (PGR) (Palisade, trinexapac-ethyl, Syngenta) and a foliar fungicide (Trivapro, benzovindiflupyr+azoxystrobin+propiconazole, Syngenta) in oats.

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