Sorghum Seed Treatments

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

Treatments*:

  • FST
  • FST

* Multiple fungicides and insecticide combinations were used across the 4 years of the study. 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

  • 63% of locations over the 4 years showed a yield advantage averaging 2 bu/acre when using FST/IST seed treatment vs. an FST only treatment.

 


2012 data are based on average of all comparisons made in 228 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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