Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
An outstanding 177.8 bushel-per-acre soybean yield has been achieved in the Rio Grande Valley, near Weslaco, Texas, by members of the Stoller Enterprises, Inc. research and development team. Ten out of 27 of the team’s research trials produced 170 bushels per acre or more and could be considered the highest yield achieved in replicated soybean plot trials.
A vernal soybean variety was grown in each of the trials and various treatments of Stoller Plant Power Products were applied to soybean plants at different stages of growth. The products applied are designed to increase the amount of energy that a plant takes up and partitions in the plant for immediate and reserved energy for growth and development.
"The application of our innovative plant power products is an entirely new concept when it comes to increasing the power contained in the seed," says Jerry Stoller, president of Stoller Enterprises, Inc. "The seed has far more yield potential than what many farmers are able to get their seed to express. A seed’s genetic potential is often limited by stress factors that hinder its genetic yield potential. When a plant utilizes the ability to increase its nutrient uptake and absorption of sunlight, the results are unbelievable."
Soybean plants in the highest-yielding plots had pod counts of up to 400 pods per plant, but some of the pods still had soybeans that were not fully developed. There were four replicated plots in each research trials and all plots were under drip irrigation. Each plot received two side-dress applications of 125 pounds per acre of nitrogen for a total of 250 pounds. Adding nitrogen to the soil can cause the nitrogen-fixing rhizobia in a soybean plant’s root nodules to cease producing nitrogen or become lazy. The trials showed that applying Stoller plant power products enabled the nodules of the soybean plants to function at a maximum level even when 250 pounds per acre of nitrogen was applied during the growing season. There was no additional manure or fertilizer applied to the plots.
This research was conducted under the direction of Dr. Albert Liptay, director of research for Stoller Enterprises, Inc. Dr. Liptay believes that soybeans are capable of producing an additional 50 bushels per acre if the plant leaves are able to transport more sugar to developing soybean seeds.
Harvest of the research trials were observed by Dr. Juan Enciso, an assistant professor and agricultural engineer with the Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service at the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Research center in Weslaco, Texas.
For questions concerning information in this news release, please contact Jstoller(at)stollerusa(dot)com.
About Stoller Enterprises, Inc.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas for over 47 years, Stoller Enterprises, Inc. is dedicated to helping producers enhance yields by maximizing genetic expression. Only Stoller products contain Stoller’s proprietary technology that is proven to ensure optimum plant growth by maintaining appropriate hormone balance and activity. In combination with proper nutrition and good farming practices, the result is enhanced marketable yield, significant return-on-investment and improved stress tolerance. Validated by universities nationwide, Stoller’s unique formulations outperform traditional products and result in healthier, more productive crops that are better able to achieve their full genetic potential.