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Soybean Seed Treatments: How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck

Purpose:To compare Beck’s Escalate™ yield enhancement system to both an untreated control and two competitor’s seed treatments in an attempt to determine yield differences.

Summary

In 2015, this research was conducted at three different Practical Farm Research sites. At each site, the same soybean variety was treated with three different seed treatments and an untreated control. Beck's Escalate™ yield enhancement system was compared to Monsanto’s Acceleron® and Pioneer’s Premium Seed Treatment (PPST). 
 
Results
 
Escalate out-yielded Acceleron by an average of 1.7 Bu./A and out-yielded Pioneer's Premium Seed Treatment by an average of 1.6 Bu./A. The greater story lies in return on investment (ROI) in dollars spent for the seed treatments. Because Escalate comes standard at no additional charge, it resulted in an ROI that is $33.42/A. higher than the average return of the competitors!
 
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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.
 
Escalate™ is a trademark of Beck’s Superior Hybrids, Inc. Acceleron® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Technology LLC. Individual results may vary.
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