It is important to keep in mind what frost is actually doing to the plant itself. A freezing event is actually a dehydration event. When temperatures decline, ice crystals can form in the water between the plant cells. This leads to a decrease in turgor pressure and proper vascular functioning. The plant begins to dry itself out and ceases to respire as it normally would. It is also important to understand that certain bacteria can play an active role in the formation of ice crystals within the plant. To combat this, plant nutrients such as copper are essential because of its inherent anti-fungal properties.

Pre-Frost

Copper nutrition is essential

Top Cop®

Top Cop® is a formulation of tribasic copper sulfate and micronized, flowable sulfur. Sulfate on leaf surfaces create a mild acid that dissolves the tribasic copper sulfate into the soluble copper ion needed to kill bacteria and fungi.

 

Keylate® Copper

Keylate® Copper is a convenient plant available source of the essential nutrient copper. It is formulated to be used in fertilizer solutions and is non-phytotoxic when used as directed.

Post-Frost

Aid in recovery

Bio-Forge® Advanced

Bio-Forge® Advanced combines three modes of action for an unmatched level of abiotic crop stress management. Minimize stress, maximize yield.

 

Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus

Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus enhances plant growth, promotes vigorous early root growth, and maintains proper hormone balance.

Get ahead of crop stress this season.

Planting in less than ideal conditions causes abiotic crop stress, leading to yield loss at harvest. Trust Stoller to help you manage abiotic stress and maximize yield.

The first 24 to 48 hours after a seed is planted are critical to determining the yield potential of a crop. Abiotic stress limits nutrient uptake, plant growth, and seed development. Abiotic stress includes stress due to temperature extremes, excessive rain, hail, or dry conditions. In fact, 70% of your crop’s yield potential can be lost due to these weather-related stressors.

Bio-Forge®  Advanced mixes easily with starter fertilizer and provides a cost-effective solution to fight yield-limiting abiotic stress. It combines three stress management modes of action, creating an unmatched level of stress management for optimizing plant productivity all season long. With abiotic stress factors taken care of, crops can use their energy toward productivity, growth and performance.

Fight abiotic stress while you feed your crop by applying Bio-Forge® Advanced in-furrow at planting with your starter fertilizer. Contact your Stoller representative today for more information on maximizing performance while planting in stressful conditions.

Maximize each pass you make across the field by tank-mixing your herbicides and fungicides with Stoller.

Stoller has a full line of products to help you maximize yield by minimizing abiotic stress, improving nutrient uptake and utilization, and promoting plant productivity. Many of these products are tank-mix compatible, so you can increase yield without making additional passes over your field.

Bio-Forge® Advanced combines three modes of action for an unmatched level of abiotic crop stress management to protect against non-living environmental stressors that decrease yield.

Harvest More™ Urea Mate is the most complete fertilizer on the market with 11 key nutrients for optimal growth throughout the season. A plant’s yield potential is only as strong as its weakest nutrient link. Harvest More™ Urea Mate is formulated to provide maximum nutrient availability and utilization throughout the vegetative growing phases of your crop.

X-Cyte™ is an EPA-registered plant growth regulator and yield stimulant. X-Cyte™ provides cytokinin which is crucial for vegetative growth, reproductive development, and abiotic stress mitigation.

Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus is the only EPA-registered product with four essential plant growth hormones. Fortified Stimulate Yield Enhancer Plus helps plants maintain optimum hormone balance and sets the foundation for higher yields.

Contact your Stoller representative for more information about which products and timings will best fit your operation.

Tank-Mix Stoller with Your Herbicide Application

The components of yield for your crop can be influenced and determined during the early vegetative stages. Maximize yield by including Stoller in your post-emergence (herbicide) application to manage stress and provide critical nutrients.

Kris Ehler, agronomist and high yield soybean advisor in Illinois, cited research that shows soybeans set their yield from V2 to V3.

“At V2, that plant will determine how many branches it will have. By V3, that plant will determine the max number of nodes that it will produce. It won’t produce above that number, but it can scale back depending on the environment,” said Ehler.

Stoller can help to maximize yield during this critical stage of development by providing your crops the nutrients and abiotic stress management they need to protect against yield loss.

Bio-Forge® Advanced combines three modes of action for an unmatched level of abiotic crop stress management to protect against non-living environmental stressors that decrease yield.

Harvest More™ Urea Mate is the most complete fertilizer on the market with 11 key nutrients for optimal growth throughout the season. A plant’s yield potential is only as strong as its weakest nutrient link. Harvest More™ Urea Mate is formulated to provide maximum nutrient availability and utilization throughout the vegetative growing phases of your crop.

Bio-Forge® Advanced and Harvest More™ Urea Mate are tank-mix compatible with most herbicides and fungicides, so you can increase yield without making additional passes over your field.

Contact your Stoller representative for more information about which products and timings will best fit your operation.

Get your crops off to a fast, vigorous start this season.

The first 24 to 48 hours after a seed is planted are critical to determining the yield potential of a crop. Trust Stoller to help you maximize yield by being proactive at the start of the season.

Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus mixes easily with starter fertilizer and provides a cost-effective solution to get crops of to a fast, vigorous start. It is the only EPA-registered product with four essential plant growth hormones: cytokinin, gibberellic acid, indole butyric acid, and indole acetic acid.

Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus enhances germination, promotes root growth, and boosts plant vigor. By improving plant health and physiology, crops can use their energy toward productivity, growth and performance.

Set the foundation for higher yields by applying Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus in-furrow at planting with your starter fertilizer. Contact your Stoller representative today for more information on maximizing performance while planting.

Maximize Yield with STOLLER SMART™ Technology

In times of low commodity prices, it is crucial to not sacrifice yield by decreasing inputs. Lower prices signal the need to increase bushels per acre to make up for the decrease in prices. Decreasing inputs will only decrease yield and make ROI suffer as a result. Rather, it’s a time to use strategic, yield-enhancing products.

Stoller has a full line of products to maximize yield and increase ROI. Your Stoller representative is here to help by assessing the needs of your crop and developing a program customized to meet those needs and increase yield.

“In tough times, I need more bushels to make up for low commodity prices. You won’t get more bushels by cutting back on these yield enhancing products. I’m convinced Stoller is at the top of the game when it comes to increasing yield,” said Jason Lakey, an Illinois 100+ bushel per acre soybean farmer.

Overcome low commodity prices by consulting with your Stoller representative about our STOLLER SMART™ technology.

100+ Bushel Soybeans

Start, Grow, and Finish with Stoller

Three-time Illinois Soybean Association yield contest winner Jason Lakey on what it takes to break through the 100-bushel yield barrier:

“We are always looking for ways to increase our yields and Stoller products have been helpful in accomplishing our yield goals over the last three years.”

“In tough times, I need more bushels to make up for low commodity prices. You won’t get more bushels by cutting back on these yield enhancing products. I’m convinced Stoller is at the top of the game when it comes to increasing yield.”

Soybean Yields

2015: 101 bushels/acre

2016: 105 bushels/acre

2017: 110.3 bushels/acre

“High yield starts from the time you plant the seed. I focus on keeping every plant happy all season and minimizing crop stress. I know there is a yield difference. We’ve had amazing yields. There’s definitely a benefit to using Stoller products or I wouldn’t be doing it.”

Stoller Announces Organic Product to Control Invasive Spotted Lanternfly

OMRI Listed Golden Pest Spray Oil Receives EPA Approval

 

Houston, TX, March 31, 2020:  Stoller USA, a leading plant health company, announced the addition of the spotted lanternfly to the Golden Pest Spray Oil label for organic use on the insect’s egg masses.

 

Spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on tree of heaven (Ailanthus altissima) but poses a significant threat in the U.S. to agricultural and forest health. Adults and nymphs use their sucking mouthparts to feed on the sap of more than 70 plant species including grapes, hops, maple, walnut, fruit trees and ornamentals. They can feed in such large numbers that they stress plants, weakening the plants’ resistance to disease and other insects. The sticky honeydew they secrete can also be a nuisance for people during outside activities where large numbers of the insects are present.

 

The spotted lanternfly was first discovered in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since been found in a small number of surrounding states. If allowed to spread in the U.S., it could seriously impact the nation’s orchard, grape and forestry industries. Golden Pest Spray Oil can be used as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to control this insect and slow its spread.

 

Stoller’s Golden Pest Spray Oil has been used successfully for several years to control gypsy moth when applied to the egg masses before they hatch. In recent trials, Golden Pest Spray Oil also provided control of spotted lanternfly when applied to its egg masses. This prevents further plant damage as compared to insecticides which are applied at later lifecycle stages, after plant damage has already occurred.

 

“The full extent of economic damage this pest could cause is alarming. Golden Pest Spray Oil is OMRI Listed, so it is safe and easy to use as an organic alternative to other pesticides. And, it provides superior control of spotted lanternfly when used as directed. We are excited to provide growers with a product to control this invasive pest and slow its spread.” – Russell Thomas, Stoller USA General Manager.

 

Stoller is a global plant health company headquartered in Houston, Texas with a 50-year history of helping growers increase the productivity of their crops by providing knowledge and products that optimize nutrition, promote proper phytohormone balance and promote optimum yield potential.

Corn takes a backseat to soybeans on Joshua Rausch’s farm at planting.

The Paulina, Iowa, farmer is part of a growing trend of producers who plant soybeans before or at the same time as corn to maximize yields and profit potential, agronomy experts say. Research shows the earlier soybeans are seeded, the more opportunity plants have to harvest sunlight to produce more nodes, pods and ultimately bushels.

Soybeans are traditionally planted after corn nationwide, primarily due to risk. Corn costs more to plant and needs time to take advantage of higher-yielding, long-season hybrids. Soybeans are more forgiving than corn and have a better chance to produce a crop if planted well into June or July. Plus, a late-spring frost can kill soybean plants after emergence since the growing point is already out of the ground unlike corn.

Rausch used to plant corn first too, which meant soybeans usually got in by mid- to late-May. That changed when soybean yields plateaued a few years ago at 65 to 75 bushels per acre (bpa).

“Some people would be happy with that … we’re not,” Rausch explains. “We have to continue to increase yield to reduce costs. You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect more.”

The grain and cattle farmer researched ways to increase soybean production, and early planting hit home. A recent University of Illinois report says, “results from soybean planting research for different years and different locations vary throughout the U.S., but the evidence indicates planting on or before May 1 generally is associated with higher yields.”

Why? Most soybeans planted in the U.S are an indeterminate crop and photoperiod sensitive. The longer plants absorb sunlight, that spurs vegetative growth and flowering during the reproductive period. More flowers mean more nodes, which means more pods and soybeans.

FIELD TEST
Rausch tested the concept several years ago, planting half of a soybean field before corn in late April and the rest of the beans in mid-May after corn. Flowers showed up in the early-planted soybeans about 10 days before the later-planted fields, which produced more pods and soybeans.

“I conservatively got 5 bushels more planting early and it cost me zero,” Rausch says. “It’s like 5 free bushels.”
He tried it again the following year with half his soybean acres getting a two-week jumpstart with the same result. This year, all of the family’s 500 acres of soybeans were planted in late April before corn.

Rausch shares he initially got plenty of odd looks and questions from neighboring farmers when he seeded soybeans as they planted corn. But that dissipated as he shared the results “I heard ‘you guys are crazy,’ Rausch recalls. “It may sound crazy, but we are seeing big returns. We’ve seen a huge yield bump by doing nothing more than planting soybeans first … and it doesn’t affect our corn yields.”

Rausch said it would be nice to plant both crops at the same time, which many farmers do. But since they can’t justify buying a second planter at this time and help is limited, Rausch says planting soybeans first is the way to go.
At $9 per bushel, an extra 5 bpa equates to $45 per acre.

STRESS MANAGEMENT
To mitigate stress, disease and insect pressure on early-planted soybeans, Rausch started testing Stoller USA seed treatments and products. On those acres, he saw a 10-bushel yield bump, though it takes about 4 bushels to pay for the extra inputs.

Jeff Berkemeyer, Stoller district sales marketing representative for Missouri and western Iowa, recommends farmers use the company’s Bio-Forge Advance at the very least if planting soybeans early, which can be applied as a seed treatment or in-furrow.

“It helps mitigate stress from colder, wetter soils associated with early planting,” Berkemeyer says. “You get better, quicker emergence.”

GROWING TREND
More farmers in northwest Iowa are planting soybeans first or at the same time as corn, Rausch claims. Berkemeyer agrees.

“It’s a growing trend, especially after farmers see the results,” Rauch says.

The legume has seeding priority on Mark Muench’s row-crop operation near Ogden, Iowa.

After years of growing only corn, Muench started plantings soybeans again three years ago due to agronomic and economic reasons. On the advice of his agronomist, John McGillicuddy of Iowa City, Iowa, he planted one-third of his soybeans (300 acres) before corn on or about April 20 last year and the rest in mid-May. The early-planted beans yielded 10 bushels better.
“You hear about the yield potential, but when you see it with your own eyes in your own fields, it makes a believer out of you,” Muench says. “It didn’t cost us anything.”

All of Muench’s beans were planted before corn this year with the help from a neighbor. Soybean planting — half were drilled and half broadcast seeded and worked in using vertical tillage machine — started April 19 and wrapped up on May 4.

RISK FACTORS
Planting date does strongly influence soybean yields, but agronomists warn soil and weather conditions need to be right. Slow germination and compaction can negate the benefits of getting soy in early.

A University of Illinois soy and corn planting date study from 2007 to 2018 reveals soybeans can reach almost 100% of its yield potential if planted by April 10. Percentage losses increase with time: 1.8% on April 20, 3.9% on April 30, 7% on May 10 and 15.8% on May 30.

Corn yield losses are less pronounced percentage wise the later it goes into the ground. A 100% of yield potential is possible if planted by April 20. On April 30, the yield loss is 1.3%, May 10 is 4.2% and May 30 is 13.4%.

McGillicuddy promotes the yield and revenue benefits of planting soybeans early, but points of the risks.

“You don’t want to rush soil conditions and mud them in on April 15,” he adds. “One thing I try to promote is don’t push two variables. If soil is cold (below 50 degrees), don’t plant if it’s also wet. Don’t make the plant deal with two problems.”
Planting soybeans early, even before corn, is becoming more popular, McGillicuddy says.

“I think farmers are more analytical and less traditional,” he explains. “They understand anything that was considered tried and true ag production can go out the window.”

Build Massive Roots for More Bushels

with UAN and Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus

When applying UAN (28% or 32% solution) this season in sidedress, band, broadcast or Y-Drop applications, farmers can optimize yield potential by including Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus in the tankmix.

Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus is EPA registered and is the only biostimulant with a stable formulation of four essential plant growth regulators including cytokinin, gibberellin, and 2 forms of auxin (IAA for triggering plant growth and IBA for developing better yield characteristics). Optimize your nitrogen application and build a massive root system in one pass across the field by adding Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus to your liquid nitrogen application. 

Fortified Stimulate® Yield Enhancer Plus mixes easily with nitrogen products for in-furrow and sidedress applications.  It can also be used as a seed treatment or used in foliar applications with herbicides.

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May 14th, 2020
It is important to keep in mind what frost is actually doing to the plant itself. A freezing event is actually a dehydration event. When temperatures...
Get ahead of crop stress this season. Planting in less than ideal conditions causes abiotic crop stress, leading to yield loss at harvest. Trust Stol...
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May 12th, 2020
Maximize each pass you make across the field by tank-mixing your herbicides and fungicides with Stoller. Stoller has a full line of products to hel...
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May 12th, 2020
Tank-Mix Stoller with Your Herbicide Application The components of yield for your crop can be influenced and determined during the early vegetative s...
Get your crops off to a fast, vigorous start this season. The first 24 to 48 hours after a seed is planted are critical to determining the yield pote...
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May 8th, 2020
Maximize Yield with STOLLER SMART™ Technology In times of low commodity prices, it is crucial to not sacrifice yield by decreasing inputs. Lower...
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April 30th, 2020
100+ Bushel Soybeans Start, Grow, and Finish with Stoller Three-time Illinois Soybean Association yield contest winner Jason Lakey on what it take...
Stoller Announces Organic Product to Control Invasive Spotted Lanternfly OMRI Listed Golden Pest Spray Oil Receives EPA Approval   Houston, TX,...
Corn takes a backseat to soybeans on Joshua Rausch's farm at planting. The Paulina, Iowa, farmer is part of a growing trend of producers who plant ...