Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Top Notch Growers Share Ideas at Commodity Classic

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Saturday wrapped up another successful show at Commodity Classic. Breaking record attendance again this year, more than 7,300 growers, exhibitors, media and agriculture enthusiasts convened in San Antonio for one of the nation’s top agriculture shows.

Kicking off Commodity Classic was StollerUSA’s opening morning Learning Center Session Ideas to Break Through Yield Barriers. With standing room only, top growers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Texas took the stage highlighting their successes and failures to become local, state and national yield winners each year. An estimated 600+ attendees listened intently and asked informative questions to the grower panel in order to learn about the latest technologies and products in farming today.

Download the Learning Center Session recap highlighting each grower’s ideas, comments and information.

The conversation continued as the four growers headed to the StollerUSA booth during the trade show to share additional ideas and answer questions as they participated in interviews on stage with farm broadcaster Ken Root throughout the week. Each grower explained the importance of managing plant stress and how Bio-Forge® and other Stoller products helped maximize yields during critical times.

There’s still time to put Stoller technology to the test on your acres this season. Apply Bio-Forge today and enhance plant performance from planting to harvest.

A large crowd gathered at the round table event

A large crowd gathered for the round table event

Steven Albracht explains how he won his national yield contest

Each progressive grower explains their successes and failures

2014 Commodity Classic

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Commodity Classic is almost here. The StollerUSA team starts arriving tomorrow, and we are all excited for the many activities scheduled throughout the week!

Make sure to join us as StollerUSA sponsors the Learning Center Session Ideas to Break Through Yield Barriers on Thursday morning from 8:15-9:45 am. This one-of-a-kind session will feature a round table of four progressive growers from four different states. Each have won local, state or national yield contests and look forward to sharing their ideas with Commodity Classic attendees.

The tradeshow officially kicks off Thursday as well. Stop by the StollerUSA booth #4072 and learn from the Learning Center Session panel and other growers who will be doing live interviews with the crowd throughout the week. While at the booth make sure to sign up for a chance to win a full-size truck toolbox!

StollerUSA has the tools minimize stress and maximize yields. We’ll see you at Commodity Classic!

2013 Research Shows 9.7 bu/A Increase

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Forty-two yield trials in seven states showed an average increase of 9.7 bu/A over untreated corn seed in 2013 by adding Bio-Forge® ST to seed treatment programs.

Corn and soybean seed treated with Bio-Forge ST increases emergence uniformity and boosts early, rapid downward root growth for more yield potential.

Seven locations spread across the Midwest with 42 trials included:

  1. DeKalb, IL
  2. Columbia, MO
  3. Troy, KS
  4. Brunswick, NE
  5. Brookings, SD
  6. Velva, ND
  7. Glyndon, MN

Growers treating seed with Bio-Forge ST see enhanced seedling vigor, improved plant health and better tolerance of early-season stress.

Start corn and soybean seed off right. Make Bio-Forge ST part of your seed treatments this spring.

Soybean seed treated with Bio-Forge ST shows increased root systems

Treat seed with Bio-Forge ST for strong, consistent emergence

Yield Results are in!

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

It’s been a difficult growing season, but as harvest wraps up across the nation results with Bio-Forge ST, Bio-Forge and other crop performance products from StollerUSA are showing impressive yields.

Multiple trials from across the Corn Belt show 5-15 bushel per acre increases over untreated crops.

We want to hear from you! Share your story with us by emailing pictures and details to or posting to our Facebook page.

Be sure to include your name, the date(s) and rate(s) of each application of Bio-Forge ST and/or Bio-Forge along with the difference Bio-Forge made in your crops (i.e., faster emergence, healthier plants, tolerance to stress, more root structure, plants stay greener longer, more rows per ear, more pods, increased yield vs. check, etc.).

Check out the latest field report updates as we continue to share growers’ success.

Another Great Field Day in the Books

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Following Farm Progress Show StollerUSA sales rep Jason Watson held a large field day at his farm to share ideas and knowledge about Stoller technology and what can be done to improve yields year after year. StollerUSA product development manager Dr. Marcus Jones and University of Illinois graduate student Ross Bender discussed the latest technology and importance of plant health to maximize yields.

After a short morning of presentations and questions the crew headed to the fields where test plots, equipment and product demonstrations were available for firsthand examination. Growers, dealers and third party organizations were in attendance to learn more about innovative technology from StollerUSA.

Field days and test plots are a great way to show the differences in plants and how Stoller technology works. Harvest is right around the corner and we’ll be sharing yield results from Watson and Sons Farms as well as other operations around the country. Continue to check back here or our Facebook page for the latest information and results.

Presentations showed multiple trials from across the Midwest

Ross Bender, University of Illinois

Ross Bender, University of Illinois

Jason Watson presents his findings