Central Iowa Amana Farms Succeed Through 2012 Drought

Challenge: Amana Farms are located on variable soils. They enjoy dark rich black earth and also deal with sandy soils. Because they are located near the Iowa River, many years they have to deal with flooding conditions. The 2012 growing season was extremely dry and hot. They experienced several weeks of above 100-degree temperatures.

Solution: Treated seed with Bio-Forge® ST at a rate of 2 oz/CWT. Follow up with Bio-Forge — at R3 stage. In addition Stoller’s X-Cyte™, X-Tra Power™ and Harvest More™ Urea Mate were used to manage crop health and growth. They used control/untreated plots to make yield and plant growth comparisons.

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