Crop stress can strike at any time in the season – whether it is cold, wet conditions early on, hail or wind events mid-season, or hot dry conditions later on. Whether the weather by trusting Stoller to provide a season-long approach to minimize crop stress and maximize yields.
Growing in less than ideal conditions causes abiotic crop stress, leading to yield loss at harvest. Abiotic stress limits nutrient uptake, plant growth, and seed development. In fact, 70% of your crop’s yield potential can be lost due to weather-related stressors.
Stoller has a whole line of products backed by 50 years of knowledge that combat abiotic stress, provide critical nutrients, improve nutrient uptake and utilization, and promote plant growth to maximize yield, even in stressful growing conditions.
Many of these products are tank-mix compatible and combine easily with fertilizer, herbicides, and fungicides. Talk with your Stoller representative about how you can maximize your in-furrow, herbicide, and fungicide applications by including Stoller products to minimize stress and maximize yield.
Managing crop stress to maximize yields isn’t just smart, it’s STOLLER SMART™.
Are cold, wet planting conditions stressing you out?
Planting in cold, wet conditions causes abiotic stress to crops that leads to yield loss at the end of the growing season. Trust Stoller to help you manage abiotic stress and maximize yields.
The first 24 to 48 hours after a seed is planted are critical to determining the genetic potential of a crop. Cold, wet conditions cause abiotic stress that limits nutrient uptake, plant growth, and overall yield. In fact, 70% of your crop’s yield potential can be lost due to these weather-related stressors.
Help prevent abiotic stress caused by cold, wet planting conditions by applying Bio-Forge® Advanced. Bio-Forge® Advanced helps to provide a cost-effective solution to combat early season abiotic stress and enhance plant growth, while protecting the genetic potential in the seed. It combines three stress management modes of action into one product, creating an unmatched level 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.
Stoller representatives can help you create a customized program to fit the needs of your operation. For more information and resources on planting in stressful conditions, contact your Stoller representative today.
Ryan Jagels, a west Kansas farmer, Stoller customer, and Pioneer seed dealer won the 2019 NCGA yield contest in Kansas. Ryan had the top three yields in the Strip, Min, Mulch, Ridge-Till Irrigated division. He also had the top yield for the state of Kansas, bringing in just over 311 bushels peracre and beating second place by almost 18 bushels.
Ryan started using Stoller in 2012 after attending Commodity Classic where he learned about the data and science behind the products. As a seed dealer, Ryan has been recommending Stoller products to his customers for corn, wheat, and soybeans. Although there is no “silver bullet” to winning yields according to Jagels, the program that he used to win the Kansas NCGA title was simple and cost-effective enough to be applied across his whole farming operation.
Ryan started with Bio-Forge® Advanced seed treatment to mitigate the weather-related stress that occurs in west Kansas. Ryan said the seed treatment application is a must for his customers interested in achieving higher yields because it is easy to do and has a positive ROI.
At V3 to V5, Ryan applied eight ounces ofBio-Forge® Advanced and two pounds of Harvest More™ Urea Mate per acre. With his fungicide treatment pass at pre-tassel, he applied eight ounces of X-Cyte™ and two pounds of Harvest More™ Urea Mate per acre.
“For the most part we’re putting them in when we go across the field with an herbicide or going across with the airplane,” said Jagel.
As a customer for the past eight years, Ryan said that all of the Stoller products have been easy to use because the compatibility with other products makes them easy to add to an application and doesn’t require any special trips across the field.
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.