Sugar Study

2018 Multi-Location Corn Sugar Study - In-Furrow

  • Kentucky
  • Southern IL
  • Ohio
  • Minnesota
  • Multi-Location
  • Wisconsin

The purpose of this study is to compare the use of different sugar products, applied in-furrow, and their impact on yield and profitability.

2018 RESULTS

 

2-YEAR MULTI-LOCATION SUGAR IN-FURROW RETURN ON INVESTMENT

 

OBSERVATION

In-furrow applications of sugar are used to feed the microbes in the soil, not necessarily the corn plants themselves. When soils warm as temperatures increase, microbes become active and begin breaking down organic matter into plant available nutrients. The sugar provides an energy source to help the microbes work quickly and efficiently. The extra available nutrients then help establish faster early growth of corn, which leads to a higher yield potential. Soils need to be warm to get t he best benefit from sugars. Sugars are easy to use and very cost effective, which can provide a positive return on investment.

Steve Gauck | Field Agronomist

 

 

PRODUCTS TESTED

Syntose FA, Feed Grade Dextrose, eXceed Nano Brown Sugar, Carbose

 

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