Yield & ROI on Biological Seed Treatments

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Evaluating Yield Response and the Return on Investment of Biological Seed Treatments in Soybean Chad Lee and Carrie Knott ABSTRACT There are a large number of biological seed treatments (e.g., fungi, amino acids, bacteria) marketed to growers under the premise that this practice will produce a positive ROI due to plant health promoting properties. Growers often purchase these products with the intention of maximizing yield to gain a competitive advantage. The effect of these products on yield, however, is largely undocumented. With the potential of low profit margins the effect of biological seed treatments on soybean yield and economic return is important to understand. Here, we will evaluate commonly-marketed biological seed treatment products across the U.S. This will help us identify environmental and soil factors where yield response to biological seed treatments is most likely to occur.
Effective start/end date7/1/226/30/23


  • Kentucky Soybean Promotion Board: $11,500.00


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