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The weather is finally cooling down, tractors and combines are tuning up and farmers are prepping for the long hours of harvest ahead – It’s the end of summer, fall is coming and that’s a sure sign that Farm Progress Show is near.
StollerUSA will be in full force in Boone, IA this year, August 28-30. Located again in the VIT Tent – Booth #9102 the Stoller space will be overflowing with Progressive Growers, technical experts and sales reps sharing the benefits of Stoller’s plant performance products. PLUS sign up to win a Stoller test plot on your farm!!
Stop by and listen as growers from across the nation explain how their Stoller program has helped minimize stress during this dreadful growing season. World record soybean grower Kip Cullers, Steven Albracht from the Texas panhandle and Jason Watson located in the Corn Belt are just a few of the farmers you can visit with as you stop by the booth.
Corn and soybean plants from local customers’ fields will be present to compare control to Bio-Forge ST plants. Examine how the products protect against stress and help build a large, robust root system allowing maximum nutrient uptake – vital in the drought we’ve all seen.
Already planning for 2013 or getting ready to plant winter wheat soon? Make sure to talk with our R&D crew about treating with Bio-Forge ST for early emergence protection and proper nutrient uptake. As we all know stress is one of the biggest hindrances on our fields today. Protect your crop before the stress hits with Bio-Forge ST. Get the full details while visiting the Farm Progress booth.
While you are talking plant health let the kids have some fun too! In an instant they can become Progressive Super Heroes. This year children of all ages (and adults too) can pose in our Progressive Grower photo opp. Just stop by the booth and let the lovely ladies take your picture that you can then share with all your friends or print for your frame at home!
And of course make sure to continue to stop by here as we update you with all the happenings at the show!
Illinois growers gathered in Bloomington last week at the first Illinois Soybean Summit. The meeting presented results from the Soybean Challenge Teams that worked to improve yields through innovative products or new practices. Beyond the team results the summit included keynote speakers and break out session to energize the farmers in attendance.
Keynote speaker John Baize from Baize & Associates shared the bright outlook for soybean demand. In fact Baize reported a 147% growth in worldwide soybean consumption from 1990 to 2010. Between more people eating and eating better, the need for animal feed and the growing interest in biofuels the demand is tremendous.
Population growth estimates take us easily from today’s 6.5 billion to a worldwide population of over 9 billion by the year 2050.
Keynote speaker Kip Cullers of Stark City, Missouri recounted the strategies that have taken his soybean yields to record breaking levels–160.6 bu/acre in 2010. Kip shared the challenges of growing in SW Missouri vs. the challenges in central Illinois. A couple of take away points that couldn’t be missed:
- What works for Kip might not work for you…but try something different if you want to learn something.
- Take a few acres and try things. If you can’t afford to “Fail” on a few acres you probably shouldn’t be farming…and you might just learn something that will help you on all acres.
- Study your plants. Watch them closely and get in front of issues. Don’t wait for problems to occur.
- Plants take up 90% of nutrients from top 4 inches of the soil and you better have the roots to do the job.
- Seed treatment is about as close as you can get to a silver bullet for enhancing yields.