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.
“However, the counties surrounding our fields have been reporting sightings of the sugarcane aphid, so I’m keeping a close watch and scouting my fields daily,” said Wetta.
Earl made a foliar application of Bio-Forge® on July 26 to help his plants maintain a healthy level of plant hormones and maximize their nutrient uptake. The plants are currently in the pre-boot stage and expect to begin heading in about two weeks. Earl was also concerned about the amount of nitrogen still left in his fields. He decided to do a leaf tissue sampling for the first time and sent it off to be analyzed at the local lab. He’s eager to see the results of that test.