Investigators –Del Voight, John Bray, Alyssa Collins, and Greg Roth Penn State Extension
Soil type, seed variety and management practices: Variable
Participating growers: 1
Counties represented: Lebanon
Design: Replicated strip trial: 1 location
|1 Control- Apron Maxx RTU 5oz/100lb|
|2. Moly- Apron Maxx plus Moly 5 oz/100lb of seed|
Individual Site responses
Apron Maxx RTU
Apron Max RTU plus Moly
Mean (1 site)
*Statistical differences: ns= not significant, 0.20=80%, 0.10=90%, 0.01=99% confidence level.
In this trial we asked cooperators to assess the potential of molybdenum containing seed treatment. In the past we have observed some visual differences with the use of molybdenum seed treatments and small 1-3 bu/acre yield responses. On this field the molybdenum treated strips were apparent in aerial photography (upper right, compliments of Google Earth) throughout the season. Over the five replications of this very high yielding study, we measured a 2.3 bu/acre yield difference, which was significant at the 0.24 level. These results are consistent with other field scale and small plot studies that we have conducted and suggest that in some environments there may be small advantages to using a molybdenum seed treatment.