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Sorghum Seed Treatments (High Plains)

Objective

  • Evaluate the yield performance of Pioneer® brand grain sorghum hybrids with a fungicide only seed treatment (FST), compared to a fungicide/insecticide combination seed treatment (FST/IST).

Study Description

Locations: 44 on-farm testing sites

Pioneer® Brand Grain Sorghum Hybrids:   84P80     87P06

Treatments*:

  • FST (fludioxinil+mefenoxam+azoxystrobin)
  • FST/IST (fludioxinil+mefenoxam+azoxystrobin +thiamethoxam)

*Both treatments had Concep® III seed safener applied.

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Photo: sorghum research field
Grain sorghum seed treatment trial near Corpus Christi, TX; April 16, 2011

Results

  • In 2012, 2 hybrids were tested head-to-head across 44 locations in the High Plains. When comparing FST/IST to FST, the fully loaded seed treatment showed a 1 bu/acre advantage average over the FST-only seed treatment.
Chart: Treatment Yield Comparison

2012 data are based on average of all comparisons made in 44 locations through December 20, 2012. Multi-year and multi-location is a better predictor of future performance. Do not use these or any other data from a limited number of trials as a significant factor in product selection. Product responses are variable and subject to a variety of environmental, disease, and pest pressures. Individual results may vary.

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