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Traylor Fertilizer Plots
By Randy Simonson,
Technical Services Manager


Other Articles in This Issue:
MicroStart60® Plots
"New" TSM® Micro-Boost
We Like To Win
TSM® Celebrates 20 Years
Traylor Fertilizer in Montgomery, Indiana has had TSM® plots for seven years on corn and soybeans. They have tested the TSM® program against the Tri-State recommendations, and against a conventional program of 100 lbs DAP/acre and 200 lbs potash/acre applied prior to the corn and nothing applied to the soybeans.  The TSM® and Tri-State recommendations were used for both the corn and soybean crops.

The following table shows the corn and soybean yields for each year and the mean over seven years. This year in the corn plots the TSM® and Tri-State tied with yields of 202 bu/acre.  The conventional plots came in quite a ways lower with 190 bu/acre. The corn plots over the seven years show TSM® on top with an average yield of 172 bu/acre followed by Tri-State then conventional.

The soybeans this year produced a high of 46 bu/acre on TSM®, 45 bu/acre with Tri-State recommendations and 43 bu/acre on conventional.  Over the seven years, TSM® averaged 50 bu/acre with Tri-State coming in second and the conventional program last.





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Corn Yields (bu/acre)

 

TSM®

Tri-State

Conventional

1997

140

131

122

1998

115

103

108

1999

176

176

176

2000

205

197

199

2001

205

206

204

2002

164

161

157

2003

202

202

190

Mean

172

168

165



Soybean Yields (bu/acre)

 

TSM®

Tri-State

Conventional

1997

61

57

58

1998

38

38

39

1999

54

56

55

2000

61

57

58

2001

44

42

41

2002

46

46

44

2003

46

45

43

Mean

50

49

48



| Click here to see pictures of field day at Traylor Fertilizer, 2003 |





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