Possible Soybean Yield Record of 166 Bushels Reached

Possible Soybean Yield Record of 166 Bushels Reached

Experimental plant hormone formulation pushes beans to limit.

StollerUSA, a leader in yield-enhancing technologies, has established what may be a soybean yield record in a replicated plot, researchers announced Monday at the U.S. Ag Associates annual convention in Houston.


The latest innovation from the Stoller research and development team is a plant hormone formulation that is still in a testing phase, but early results are extremely promising as one vernal soybean variety grown in a controlled, replicated plot environment, reached 166 bushels to the acre.


Thirty pounds of nitrogen was applied through drip irrigation at the time of planting, and again at 30 and 45 days after planting.


Control plants grown under the same conditions reached 92 bushels per acre, but when Stoller's plant hormone formulation, STO-01, was applied at the R2 stage, yield jumped by 80 percent to 166.8 bushels per acre.


Jerry Stoller, CEO and founder of Stoller USA said the results demonstrate exactly what the company is all about – helping plants reach their full genetic potential and helping farmers get the most for their seed dollar.


In agribusiness for more than 40 years, StollerUSA markets a full line of products to help farmers increase crop yield and quality. StollerUSA, headquartered in Houston, is actively researching and developing plant performance products in more than 50 countries. For more information on StollerUSA, visit www.StollerUSA.com.

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