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was told I couldn't spray the wheat with prosaro and lorseban tankmix was supposed to be too hot and could damage leafs.
met neighbor on the road with his sprayer he told me he was spraying prosaro with lorseban.
I ended up using mathador, anyone here have experience with lorseban tankmixed with fungicide, I just like to use lorseban better because its more agressive i found.
 

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We did a couple thousand of acres with lorsban and prosaro tank mixed last year and it work great. Caramba and lorsban worked great too.
 

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Just finished doing some, did 5000 acre year. Carumba/lorsban. Can't wait till someone had a insecticide we can spray midge during the day.
 

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Hey Brent, when did you seed your (durum I assume) ? Is it heading?
May 11-16. Sprayed some with just carumba, some for midge also and looks like the last half is going in sprayed. Getting very very dry here and no rain in sight. I have a couple days to change my mind on carumba.
 

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I'm fairly certain if it doesn't rain in the next day or 2, these temps won't allow payback on fungicide in out world.
 

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Once on the insecticide treadmill, you're stuck on it!

Not feeling a real concern on this thread for the effect an insecticide has on the billions of beneficial insects.:(
 

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As a custom applicator I should be thrilled with the additional work insecticides bring. However, that's not so. Of course there are times when it is necessary, often, I think we do more harm that good. Even if you stand to net $30 an acre this year, what will be the effect in subsequent years when we are killing all the good critters and what will the benefits be by removing the pest this year in subsequent years. Insecticide use is an important tool in the farmers war chest but, more so than most tools, it must be used sparingly and with serious consideration of the total results, benefits and injury.
 

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As a custom applicator I should be thrilled with the additional work insecticides bring. However, that's not so. Of course there are times when it is necessary, often, I think we do more harm that good. Even if you stand to net $30 an acre this year, what will be the effect in subsequent years when we are killing all the good critters and what will the benefits be by removing the pest this year in subsequent years. Insecticide use is an important tool in the farmers war chest but, more so than most tools, it must be used sparingly and with serious consideration of the total results, benefits and injury.
Exactly!:)
Not that any spraying should done willy nilly, blanket or blind but especially insecticides.
 

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Couldn't agree more with you LTK. Know of many guys last year that weren't even scouting fields for berthas in early august, they were just having the plane spray every acre because the neighbors were/their MIGHT be something out there. I spent the better part of a week prior to swathing on a quad, in a truck, or on foot, scouting and doing counts. Ended up spraying roughly 50% of our canola. Far from all of it, and we had a fraction of damage when it was all said and done.
 

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We were finding alot of grasshoppers in our lentils and used dupont coragen. Supposed to leave a 2 to 3 week residue and is safe on bees. Anyone else tried it? Seemed to have worked really good for us. Pretty good product it's a selective insecticide that leaves a residue and is safe on mammals.
 

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We were finding alot of grasshoppers in our lentils and used dupont coragen. Supposed to leave a 2 to 3 week residue and is safe on bees. Anyone else tried it? Seemed to have worked really good for us. Pretty good product it's a selective insecticide that leaves a residue.
I used coragen last year in the canola for Bertha armyworms. Fantastic product in my books. Handling alone is worth it. The ability to spray at any time during the day and safe handling is great. Worked excellent.
 

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We seem to have a lot of problems with Lygus bugs ( also Bertha at times ) in the last number of years and when there are too high a numbers it will really ruin a canola crop so we've hired aerial spraying when it was available and they have been using Matador 120EC or hired it done by ground with the same chemical. The residual is fairly limited from what I understand.

I've never heard of this Coragen and wondered if it also works on Lygus and what the cost per acre would be like compared to Matador, and is it safer as well since we hate to ever use pesticides but get forced into it or watch the crop get eaten.
 

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We paid 12 bucks an acre for coragen. Silencer is around 6 bucks but if there is another hatch of grasshoppers you have to spray it again. When filling sprayer I just used gloved didn't wear a mask. Apparently it's so safe you can drink it not that I would try tho.. 12 bucks an acre is alot but for the pure safety part of it on the operator it's worth it. When we applied out headline on the lentils we threw it in for the grasshoppers. Reps said it was mixable.
 
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