Jim Dunphy, N.C. State University crop scientist, recently made a crop production presentation to growers in Wayne County, N.C., on various potential yield enhancements that come in the form of soybean seed treatments.
"These are some of the more sophisticated seed treatments," Dunphy said. "They have several chemicals in them. All of them have a fungicide, if not two. All of them have an insecticide. Most of them have a growth enhancer. Some of them are not particularly cheap."
Dunphy presented his data by showing the treatment results in sets, grouped according to the research plots that had been planted and researched in the same locations together, accompanied by slides. He made comments on salient points about each group.
The slides were labeled, Potential Yield Enhancements, North Carolina 2012.
"Take a look at the kind of yield response we got in North Carolina," Dunphy said.
Avicta Complete, 48.4 Bu/A
Triflex 6000, 48.7 Bu/A
Ponch/Votivo, 49.0 Bu/A
Inovate, 48.3 Bu/A
Taken together this group averaged a yield of 48.8 Bu/A.
The check was an average of test plots in Columbus Hertford, Hyde, Lenoir
and Onslow counties, with yields coming in at 47.9 Bu/A.