During the week of Sept. 14, the BigYield.us team finished harvesting its corn test plots at The Farm Research Center in Garden City, Mo. In two corn fields, the team compared a control condition to a treatment condition that involved applying five gallons of BP In-Furrow combined with a high-quality 3-18-18 starter fertilizer. As a crop biological, the BP In-Furrow blends multiple beneficial bacteria that support plant health and growth.
The following table summarizes yield data and other trial information from the two fields, which were planted on April 29. In the first, the BigYield.usTM team had three control condition replications and six treatment condition replications. Corn yields in the control condition averaged 139.6 bushels per acre; they ranged from 136.5 bushels per acre to 142.3 bushels per acre. For corn receiving the BP In-Furrow and 3-18-18 treatment, yields averaged 180.9 bushels per acre, and they ranged from 176.7 bushels per acre to 188.3 bushels per acre. Compared with the control condition, the treatment condition on average produced a 41.3-bushel yield improvement per acre.
The second field had three control condition replications and three treatment condition replications. Yields from the control replications averaged 141.5 bushels per acre; they ranged from 138.2 bushels per acre to 145.2 bushels per acre. Those from the treatment condition replications averaged 178.1 bushels per acre, and they ranged from 176.7 bushels per acre to 180.6 bushels per acre. As a result, the BP In-Furrow and 3-18-18 treatment increased yields by more than 36 bushels per acre. On average, treating corn with BP In-Furrow and the 3-18-18 starter fertilizer improved yields by nearly 39 bushels per acre, based on an average of the yield improvement average from both fields.
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