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$34.50 ROI of Starter Fertilizers (2-Hybrid Summary)

First year evaluation of various starter fertilizers, applied in-furrow, and their affects on yield and profitability.

Planting this plot on April 30, 2015 provided excellent conditions as it was one of the first planted. This plot happens to be a prime location for standing water. We observed that with all row starter treatments, the plants emerged quicker and grew faster than the controls. The additional early season root growth and overall health of the plants seemed to better handle the excessive rains, translating into significant yield gains over the control.

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Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 75 different studies across multiple locations (500+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.

†Bu/A. corrected to 15% moisture. ^Net return is gross income (Bu./A. x $4.02/Bu.) minus treatment cost. ◊Return on investment is Bu./A. difference x $4.02/Bu. minus treatment cost. 10-34-0 $3.83/gal. 6-24-6 $4.34/gal. Rhyzo-Link (9-15-3) $7.85/gal. NACHURS imPulse (10-18-4) $4.75/gal. Season Pass Plus XLR (6-18-6) $6.90/gal. *®XL, Optimum, and AcreMax are registered trademarks of Pioneer. XL® brand seed is distributed by Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc. Individual results may vary.

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