The Delta Yellow Peas received results of Consensus w/ Quick Ultra with Awaken at 20.3 bu/ac, Awaken ST w/ Quick Ultra with Awaken at 20 bu/ac and the control with Quick Ultra with Awaken at 13.2 bu. We saw no response on Megafol on the Consensus and Awaken ST. On the check where we applied 20-0-7.5-S there was a yield of 17.5 bu/ac which is a 4 bu. increase.

Test Plot Results, 2018

The Flax/Chickpea had results of 1558#/ac where Quick Ultra with Awaken was applied, and 1598#/ac

delta peas:    consensus vs. awaken st

First, with the Delta Peas we used Consensus at .3oz/cwt on one plot and Awaken ST at 5oz/cwt on another plot both with 6.4 # of inocultant an acre.

They were planted on 5/16/18 and this picture was taken on 6/12/18. You can see here that the Awaken St has a better root system so far. They all have around 6 nodes however Awaken ST is 6 inches in height while Consensus averaged 5 inches, and the check averaged 5 inches.

canola:

cibus vs. invigor

prestige sW:

foothold vs. viroc

Here you can see the Cibus vs Invigor Canola. This plot is designed to see the difference in the growth of the two varieties. Both varieties were planted In this picture, you can see the root growth of Cibus has slightly more growth than the Invigor. The growth stage for both on 6/5/18 was 2 true leaves. Plant date for these was 5/16/18. 

Above is the Prestige Spring Wheat. This is where we have treated with Foothold and Viroc. The Foothold was at 10oz/cwt and the Viroc at 3oz/cwt. Here you can see the updates from 6/5/18 with both at 3 leaf, 1 tiller. Both were seeded on 5/17/18. Not much a difference in growth yet. 

Flax/Chickpeas to come...

Test Plot Results, 2016

Applying Plant Growth Regulators could result in a $50/acre return on investment. 

For the second year in a row we have seen positive results with PGR on wheat.  Last year we tested spring wheat.  This year we tested winter wheat.  We are very pleased with our test plot results this year and are excited to share what we found with growers.  In the beginning of the season, we were expecting big things from the plots that the left three plants were taken from.  You can see why as they are comparatively taller and fulller plants. However, as the season progressed the wheat represented in the picture as the second from the right began looking better and better.  Ultimately the second from the right in the picture was our highest yielding plot in both the chem fallow (23% above the control) and recrop (55% above the control). This significant yield increase occurred without compromising the protein levels!

 

Chuck Gatzemeier, CCA summarizes, “Using this data we can draw the conclusion that the PGR enhanced root development enough to take in more Nitrogen without having an adverse effect on protein.”    

 

Curious about the products? Give us a call.  Then try it on your farm, spend $1.50-2.25/acre, increase your yield by 20% and have a return on investment between $50-60/acre on your chem fallow rotation or $15-40 on your recrop.

Test Plot Results, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

CG Ag ventured into some practical research in May of 2015.  Using spring wheat as the test crop, the effects of plant growth regulators and seed treat additives were evaluated from emergence to harvest.  Several chemical companies and research institutions have ventured into these new products recently.  The concept behind these advances is to increase efficiency nutrient uptake from the soil. 

Additionally, some of these products stimulate soil microbial activity to release tied up nutrients from the soil.  To encourage microbial activity in our soils, certain conditions are needed, including: adequate moisture, heat, oxygen, correct pH, and organic matter.  Montana’s semi-arid climate only provides these factors for a short length of time during the growing season.  Hence, the interest in small grain growth regulators has moved into the spotlight to increase availability of these nutrients for field crops. 

In CG Ag’s test plots this summer, yield results ranged from 34 to 42 bu/ac across 9 different products.  Results are available in our office upon request.  Some of these trials are being replicated on winter wheat, and were seeded on Sept. 11th.  

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