Lebanon Crop Management Video

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06 December 2012

2012 On-Farm Moly Response Study


Investigators –Del Voight, John Bray, Alyssa Collins, and Greg Roth Penn State Extension

    



Visible Response Photo Taken 9/11/12


Field INFORMATION

Soil type, seed variety and management practices: Variable
Participating growers: 1
Counties represented: Lebanon
Design: Replicated strip trial: 1 location
5 reps


Treatments Evaluated

1  Control- Apron Maxx RTU 5oz/100lb
2.  Moly- Apron Maxx plus Moly 5 oz/100lb of seed

Individual Site responses

Cooperator
County
Reps
Apron Maxx RTU
Apron Max RTU plus Moly

Significance*



Bu/acre
Bu/acre

Darren Grumbine
Lebanon
5
90.8
93.1
P=.24
Mean (1 site)


90.8
93.1
CV=2.9%
*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.

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