Growers continue to look at ways to increase yields while controlling costs. In recent years, a random sample of corn farmers initiated a program that added Stoller’s Bio-Forge® to their spray tank with other crop management chemicals.
Growers simply added one pint of Bio-Forge with any pesticide, herbicide or fungicide they were spraying from V4 stage until tasseling. Results ranged from 6 bu/acre to 18 bu/acre increase over control plots.
Determining the cost-effectiveness of their spraying programs has caused many farmers to question the validity of using fungicides on healthy plants. When adding Stoller’s Bio-Forge to the tank, the growers are able to fortify the plant while it’s still in a healthy state—targeting high yield potential—rather than targeting diseases. In addition farmers experienced no resistance build-up to Bio-Forge.
Bio-Forge and pesticides—when used together in a crop spraying program—have proven to be a bottom-line boosting combination.
Bio-Forge is a registered yield enhancer. It promotes appropriate hormone balance and will ensure optimum growth activity and high yields. It can be applied at various stages of the corn’s growth cycle for easy integration into a farmer’s program—seed treatment, in furrow with starter fertilizer, side dressed with nitrogen or mixed with pesticides.