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Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Root Growth

    Bio-Forge helped produce massive root growth allowing plants to reach nutrients deep in the soil.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Root Hairs

    Root hairs were numerous and longer than average - even with one third less rain.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Corn Ears

    Corn ears were thick and long - producing 274 bu/acre corn at the end of the season!

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Healthy Ears=Healthy Plant

    All the ears were healthy which meant the entire plant was healthy - carrying nutrients where needed.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Strong Stalks

    Even with little rain & on a windy day stalks stood tall, strong and green proving plants were healthy.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Soybeans as far as the eye can see

    As we traveled to a Bio-Forge treated field we found soybeans were dark green and stress free as far as the eye could see.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Proof is in the roots

    Enhanced root growth in the soybeans showed strong root nodulation for maximum nutrient uptake

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - White Corn Profits from StollerUSA

    Even food grade white corn benefits from StollerUSA technology as plants were healthy and stood strong.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Maximum Nutrient Uptake

    As we cut apart a root ball (it wasn't easy!) we saw the evidence - nutrients were still moving from the roots to the stalk and on to the ear - even with hardly any rain and excessive heat

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Long, Thick Ears

    Corn going to your cereal bowl needs to be healthy and the more the better. Ears throughout the field were this large or larger and showed no signs of stress.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Scouting Fields

    Scouting fields for stress is key to success. Stoller reps and growers walk fields weekly, sometimes even daily, to scout for signs of stress and take action if needed.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - No Irrigation Means Strong Root Growth is Key

    Even though fields weren't irrigated yields were still strong thanks to large roots and root nodulation as seen on these soybean plants in Iowa.

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Large Tap Root

    We have to admit it was a struggle to pull these plants out of the ground! With the hard, compacted soil combined with the massive roots and large tap root, getting the entire plant out of the ground was difficult - a good problem to have for once!

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Branching on Soybeans in Iowa?

    No irrigation, three digit temps, hardly any rain - all factors that SHOULD result in stressed soybeans, right? Wrong! Stoller's technology allowed these soybeans to branch, fill pods and produce impressive yields!

  • Iowa Growers - Survive & Thrive through Drought - Pod Fill

    Dark green leaves, pod fill - all signs of healthy soybeans!

Iowa growers in Amana & Strawberry Point received one third the normal rain fall. Growers struggled as yields depleted. StollerUSA's Bio-Forge and other plant performance products helped produced impressive yields in this stressful year.

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