Phil Friedrich, corn farmer and Stoller customer, won the 2019 NCGA yield contest in the Illinois conventional irrigated division. Friedrich brought in just over 314 bushels per acre, despite a difficult year with weather. He has been entering yield contests since the early 1980’s and has achieved several contest wins as a result of his hard work and innovation. Friedrich credits the contests for helping to educate farmers on different growing ideas.
Over the past few decades of Friedrich’s innovative farming, he has trusted Stoller products and experts to help him achieve yield-winning results. What Friedrich appreciates about Stoller products is that he can incorporate them into the passes he is already making while planting, spraying, and irrigating.
Friedrich starts by incorporating Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus in-furrow with his starter fertilizer, as well as a combination of Stoller products when making his post-emergent pass. During the growing season, he applies Harvest More™ Urea Mate through the irrigation system. He uses Bio-Forge® Advanced to deal with weather-related stress.
“We like the Harvest More™ Urea Mate because it gives us a balanced approach to micro and macro nutrients. It’s a product that provides quite a range of different nutrients in a form that is readily available and fairly easy to maintain in suspension and run through the irrigator,” said Friedrich.
Then, Friedrich finishes strong by using Sugar Mover® with his fungicide pass to supply necessary nutrients to increase yield at the end of the season.
If you would like to learn how to achieve greater yield in your field and become a yield champion like Phil Friedrich, contact a Stoller representative.