Have You Ever Planted Winter Wheat?
The best winter wheat crops have to have a healthy, vigorous start, good tillering (shoot growth) and be well established before winter hits. DeltAg Seed Coat is a dry biostimulant formulation designed for hopper box seed treatment in the field. Seed Coat, applied at a rate of 4 ounces per 50 pounds of seed, contains DeltAg's active chemistry of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and nutrients required to enhance the bacterial activity in the rizosphere, the area surrounding the seed, as it is laid in the soil at planting.
The healthy activity of bacteria immediately adjacent to the seed is critical for good germination and emergence. Research has shown that Seed Coat enhances seed germination by 10 to 20 percent in row crop agriculture.
Plants that have good vigor also have good root development and will have an advantage in crop development. Seed Coat applied to wheat seed at planting has more germination, better emergence, a higher survival rate, quicker growth, and more shoot growth. All of this is due to a healthier environment surrounding the seed itself.
Proper tillering is the next phase of crop development that affects final yield potential. Many growers have found that a follow-up application of DeltAg's Percplus at 24 ounces per acre broadcast at first tillering will enhance the wheat crop's ability to continue to grow at a healthy rate. More growth equals more yield for wildlife.
Start your wheat crop with Seed Coat biostimulant at planting, follow with foliar Percplus and establish good yield potential in the fall.
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Editor's Note: This was originally published on November 14, 2008.
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