Yadkin County, North Carolina
PRODUCT: MAXGreen Crop Enhancer
One spray of MAXGreen Crop Enhancer caused the difference in growth, vigor and yield of these two adjacent soybean fields. Photos were taken on the same day.
Both were planted by Freddie Doub in Yadkin County, NC on June 5, 2008 with the same variety, on adjoining fields with the same soil types. Both were sprayed with glyphosate on June 26. Both had the same dry weather: three summer months with only 0.75 in. of rain. The field on the left had MAXGreen Crop Enhancer tank-mixed with glyphosate when it was sprayed June 26 at V2 stage. The field at right was sprayed June 26 with glyphosate alone at V2 stage. Treated beans had deeper roots, larger leaves, and 4 lbs. per bu. higher test weight. In spite of the dry season and deer damage, the field treated with MAXGreen Crop Enhancer yielded 49 bu. per acre — 17 bu. more than the adjacent field which wasn’t treated early with MAXGreen Crop Enhancer. This was one of our early confirmations that deeper roots with MAXGreen help keep crops growing longer through dry periods. Across the Midwest in 2009 — a cool, moist season — yield gains in field trials with MAXGreen Crop Enhancer were less dramatic, but profitable.
Example: A Pennsylvania farmer has averaged 63 bu. for years with a non-GMO soybean variety. In 2009, he treated this variety with MAXGreen Crop Enhancer, and it averaged 76 bu. per acre. He reported that with MAXGreen Crop Enhancer, “Crops looked dark green and kept on growing through dry stretches in June and July.”
Our 2008 Iowa soybean research data is from 32 random-replicated field trials at a dozen locations across Iowa. Strip trials were side-byside pairs across a field, using a protocol established by Practical Farmers of Iowa, a research and education association. Our data summary was analyzed by a professor of Mathematics at Grinnell College. Data and procedures were overseen by the head of the Leopold Center at Iowa State University, which showed that the paired-trial yield differences were statistically significant above the 99% level.Yield gains for MAXGreen Crop Enhancer were modest but consistent in Iowa’s cool, wet season.