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Cool, Wet Weather Is Perfect for Ascend® Plant Growth Regulators

  • May 04, 2016
Corn leaves
With the recent round of cool, wet weather this spring, we at WinField want to remind you that Ascend® plant growth regulators (PGRs) can help improve yields, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate.
 
Three years of Answer Plot® results have shown that when planting corn into cold and wet soil, adding Ascend® PGRs in-furrow resulted in increased yields more than 65 percent of the time, with average yield boosts of more than 8 bushels per acre.

2011–2013 ANSWER PLOT® DATA
Soil Temperature* Answer Plot® Locations % Positive Response Sites Average Positive Response
< 50°F 50 67.3 8.2 bu/A
< 60°F 98 65.4 8.1 bu/A
*Two weeks before and two weeks after planting

Temperature and moisture play key roles in influencing the hormone balance that signals germination. Cool, wet conditions may restrict this growth and development. The addition of the plant growth regulators found in Ascend® PGRs may help the plant germinate even when conditions aren’t ideal. When the weeks after planting were cold and wet, corn planted with Ascend® PGRs in-furrow showed positive yield response more than 69 percent of the time.
 
2011–2013 ANSWER PLOT® DATA
Conditions** % Positive Response Locations
< 60°F Air Temperature
> 1" Precipitation
69.2%
** Two weeks after planting

Ascend® PGRs contain an optimal combination of three EPA-registered plant growth regulators: cytokinin, gibberellic acid and indolebutyric acid. These active ingredients promote vigorous early plant germination and emergence, a robust root system, larger leaves, and wider stems.

So even if it’s not 60 degrees and sunny when you plant, an in-furrow application of Ascend® PGRs on corn can help improve yields, rain or shine.
 
Because of factors outside of Winfield Solutions' control, such as weather, product application and any other factors, results to be obtained, including but not limited to yields, financial performance or profits, cannot be predicted or guaranteed by Winfield Solutions. 
 
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