For many farmers the drought of 2012 reeked havoc on crop production. On August 30, 2012, ABM’s™ representatives visited a test plot under major drought conditions to sample the performance of corn when seeds are treated with SabrEx® for Corn. Suffering from high temperatures and poor germination the plot had received no measurable rain since May of 2012. In order to prevent bias, the grower selected the area for sampling and randomly pulled 20 ears of both the treated and untreated corn. From the 20 ears of untreated corn, only 5 ears were viable for market. Where as 13 of the 20 ears grown from seeds treated with SabrEx® proved viable. From this sample we can estimate SabrEx® for Corn yielded a 20 bushel increase over the untreated corn seed. The hybrid used in this sample was also known to have weak roots. Upon a root dig, SabrEx® was shown to increase both root mass and the development of fibrous root hair.
Left: Row of Corn from Untreated Seed
Stalks of Corn grown with Untreated Seeds
Ear of Corn on the stalk grown with Untreated Seed
Corn on the Stalk grown with SabrEx® Treated Seeds
Corn Grown from Untreated Seeds
Row of Corn from SabrEx® treated seeds
Ears of Corn Grown with Untreated Seeds
Ears of Corn Grown With SabrEx® Treated Seeds
Learn more about SabrEx® for Corn. For ordering information, please contact your local co-op, dealer, or ABM® sales representative.