FTLComm - Tisdale - June 26, 1998
High levels of humidity and infection prone barley make for a bad combination. The varieties of barley grown for malting purposes are not particularly resistant to various fungal infestations so with the heads just developing aerial spraying is underway with a product called Tilt which will control the development of the fungus and produce high yields of a superior quality. This Piper Brave is jumping into the air with its 280 gallons of funguscide. The chemical is used on all the fruit we eat and is one of the friendly chemicals used in agriculture. It can be applied and handle rainfall only one hour after application without losing its effectiveness on the barley crop.