Stress-Free Crops in Arkansas
Stoller representatives flew to Little Rock last week to visit nearby growers Billy Tripp, Perry Galloway & George Friedrich. The trip included several different types of crops including contest plots for corn and soybeans and fields of rice, peanuts, strawberries, watermelons, blueberries, blackberries and ornamental turf.
With the hot, dry weather Arkansas has been facing all spring, Tripp & Galloway agree Stoller products are the key to the success they’ve experienced, especially concerning any stress caused by the environment. Many irrigation systems have hardly shut off since planting ceased providing a constant stream of water to the fields.
Both Tripp & Galloway are entered in this year’s national yield contests – but that’s not all they have in common. Both agree it’s important to stay focused on the fields to keep crops healthy and strong throughout the entire growing season. Each grower scouts fields regularly checking for weeds, insects, disease and overall health.
Even under these conditions both contest plots look to push well beyond the state average and are in the running for contest yield winners. Corn stalks were over 10 feet high, tasseled and pollinating, ears were 18 rows around and the entire field was uniform as we looked across.
As Galloway took us on a tour of his farm he explained how important it is to treat plants before stress hits – the earlier the better.
Stoller is dedicated to helping producers reduce stress and maximize yield by allowing plants to reach full genetic potential. Visit stollerusa.com for more details on Bio-Forge and other plant performance products.