It may have been 100+ degrees last week in Bloomington, IL, but over 200 Illinois Soybean Association members and growers were anxious to get in the field and listen to StollerUSA Chairman & CEO, Jerry Stoller. Attendees sat on straw bales in Stoller treated soybean plots listening intently as Jerry explained how growth regulators can reduce stress and maximize genetic potential.
This Soybean College event, sponsored by the Illinois Soybean Association and Farm Journal Magazine, welcomed association growers from across Illinois for this one time field day. Four featured speakers each setup standalone tents to provide information about plant health.
StollerUSA was the only company invited to speak at this exclusive event. The buzz around the booth and during the presentations was of course the drought growers across the corn belt are facing. Central Illinois was spotty like the rest of the Midwest – some had rain, some did not. Stoller sales reps also helped with recommendations to save crops and prepare for wheat seed treatment.
Bio-Forge and Bio-Forge ST were hot topics as Jerry explained the technology behind the flagship product.
Controlling excess ethylene and managing plant hormones to reduce stress was the talk as several questions arose about the lush, green Stoller treated plots looking much healthier than anything else in the area.
Continue to watch as we report further on events the Stoller team is exhibiting at and provide feedback on the drought so many growers are seeing in their fields!