The sorghum seed treated with Stoller Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer and Bio-Forge® ST have developed a root mass nearly three times the size of the untreated plants.
Pictured: (Left) The root mass on a plant from untreated seed. (Right) Root mass of a plant treated with Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer and Bio-Forge® ST.
“We are in mid-July and have had above normal temperatures. We’ve been in 105-108 degree temperatures the last 13 days, so I think that has sped up the milo’s development. As far as what it is going to do for the yield, only time will tell. Right now, I don’t think we’ve hurt ourselves any.” Steve intends to continue to irrigate his fields the next 10 days to help combat the heat and arid environment. Despite the heat stress, the crops continue to thrive and reached 50 percent flowering on August 1.
Steven is planting Pioneer® 84G62 and Pioneer® 84P72 sorghum seed. The seed was treated with Stoller Stimulate™ Yield Enhancer and Bio-Forge® ST to help the crop develop a solid root structure and encourage uniform emergence. Steven also applied a herbicide program consisting of Bicep Lite II Magnum® with Sharpen® Herbicide to keep the fields clean of weeds and drive burndown of broadleaf weeds.