This is the seed treatment that yield champions David Hula and Randy Dowdy are using to establish their 500 bushel per acre stands. Are you?
“So everybody strives to make higher yields and they try to make 300 bushel corn, but it starts with a 300 bushel stand — the same for 400 or 500. It starts with that kind of stand. So, uniformity is paramount. We have to have uniformity of emergence. They have to come up at the same time.” – Randy Dowdy, 503 bushels/acre 2014
Contains the “missing link” to even, vigorous, emergence
You know the role that rapid, even emergence plays in maximizing your yields. That’s why you plant slowly, and strive for even seed depth, consistent moisture, and good seed-to-soil contact.
But, you’re missing a trick — the nutrition in the seed itself.
“In the past we’ve been striving to improve the even emergence on our corn but we started using the invigor 8 product from Genesis Ag and boy we started seeing some great benefits from that; even emergence, as well as better plant health and root development from the time the corn emerges. Even in the stressed conditions we often run into, we just see a better crop start,” says David Hula, 532 bushels/acre 2015.
Invigor 8™’s unique formulation unlocks the seed’s stored reserves. The results are faster seedling emergence, more uniform stands, and more yield at harvest.
“We apply Genesis Ag’s invigor 8. We apply that product as a seed treatment. Not only is that an energy source for that seed but it helps that seed to be able to come out of the ground uniform and with rapid vigorous growth,” says Randy Dowdy.
Faster Seedling Emergence
Seeds treated with invigor 8™ mobilize their stored food reserves faster. The embryo accesses these reserves more quickly. The developing seedling emerges from the soil earlier. The result is a stronger, more rapidly growing young plant.
“That’s what we’re looking for We want that plant to come out of the ground growing. We don’t want it sitting there. We don’t want it taking 10 days to 2 weeks to come up. We’re looking at prompt, rapid emergence and then rapid root growth. That’s what we’re getting with the seed treatment,” continues Randy.
More Uniform Stands
There is no doubt about it. Delayed or uneven emergence costs you yield. In fact, emergence as little as 24 hours late can cost you money at harvest. It’s keeping your from maximizing the genetic potential of your seed. It’s like taking corn out of your bin at harvest
That’s the reason world record breaking yield champions like David Hula and Randy Dowdy agree that uniform emergence is key to breaking yield barriers on your farm.
David Hula says,“When we see that first spikelet coming out of the ground we want every plant to be up within 4-6 hours. If you start seeing 8, 12, 24 hours, 2 days difference in plant emergence then your plants are starting to become competitive with each one another down the road.
“You know, farmers are constantly looking for that silver bullet for what it takes to make a higher yielding corn and the most important factor up front has to be that you have uniform emergence.”
More Yield at Your Harvest
Of course while beautiful stands of corn at v3 are pretty to look at, what really matters to your bottom line is what ends up in your combine in the fall.
Again, in the words of yield champion Randy Dowdy of Valdosta, GA…
“One of the key things we’ve done is used a product called invigor 8. And, we’ve seen a consistent 7 to 14 bushel response. Sometimes visual responses don’t pay, but with invigor 8 we’ve seen it pay.”
“This product is a no-brainer. We don’t even test it anymore. This is one product where you’re going to get your R.O.I.”
Let’s Break Through Some Yield Barriers On Your Farm
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