This week we headed about an hour south of Cleveland to Orrville Ohio .
The tree leaves are just starting to turn colors.
And the corn and soybeans are drying down quickly. They’ve had some dandy weather this growing season and the crops look strong.
The soybean test plots we viewed had a variety of Stoller products at work. Bio-Forge and Como were used as a seed treatment to get plants off to a good start. The Bio-Forge was used as an in furrow treatment. All this was done with variable rates of nitrogen…to see if Bio-Forge can help keep the plant root system growing and nodulation strong –even when it’s fed large amounts of nitrogen.
The pods looked good. The stalks were strong and in general the plants seemed shorter–which is a good sign.
It looks like more energy went into building and filling pods rather than stalk and stems.
The grower expects to begin harvest on this plot around October 1st. We’ll see how the yield numbers look then.