MycoGold Soybean Test

 

Test plots #4105-#4116 
Product: MycoGold Soybean seed treatment, 2019

MycoGold Biological Inoculant Soybean Tests

These series of test plots were conducted to determine the performance of MycoGold Soybean seed treatment. MycoGold Soybean Test plots were conducted at four separate regions to test performance in various soil types and conditions. Plots were established in block design with three replications at each site. Control seed received no MycoGold, but was otherwise treated with the same fertilizer/pesticide program.

MycoGold is a biological seed treatment that puts beneficial microbials back into the soil allowing better utilization of applied fertilizer and nutrients. MycoGold features mycorrhizal fungi that colonize the plant’s root system and develop a symbiotic association with the plant. They form a network of fine filaments that associate with plant roots and draw nutrients/water from the soil that the root system would not be able to access otherwise.

Illinois (North) MycoGold Soybean Test results

Seed used in this study — Pioneer P27A17X / Maturity 2.7 / 170K/Acre / 15 inch rows

MycoGold Test Plot #4105 Yield Bu/A Plot #4105 Moisture% Plot #4106 Yield Bu/A Plot #4106 Moisture% Plot #4107 Yield Bu/A Plot #4107 Moisture%
MycoGold 71.5 12.1 70.4  12.2  72.2  12.0
Control 68.2 12.6  67.8  12.8 67.8 12.6

Illinois Plots: Extremely wet conditions, lack of heat and plants did not get tall. Planted June 3rd, Harvested October 15th.


Minnesota (South) MycoGold Soybean Test Results

Seed used in this study — Asgrow AG21X9 / Maturity 1.9 / 140K/Acre / 30 inch rows

MycoGold Test Plot #4108 Yield Bu/A Plot #4108 Moisture% Plot #4109 Yield Bu/A Plot #4109 Moisture% Plot #4110 Yield Bu/A Plot #4110 Moisture%
MycoGold 69.4 12.2  71.7 12.7 70.8 12.9
Control 65.7 13.1  68.0  13.4  67.9 13.4

Minnesota Plots: Late planting and moist soil. Very wet all season with delayed harvest. Planted June 3rd, Harvested October 17th. 


Kansas (North East) MycoGold Soybean Test Results

Seed used in this study — Renk RS379NSX / Maturity 3.7 / 150K/Acre / 30 inch rows

MycoGold Test Plot #4111 Yield Bu/A Plot #4111 Moisture% Plot #4112 Yield Bu/A Plot #4112 Moisture% Plot #4113 Yield Bu/A Plot #4113 Moisture%
MycoGold 53.7 11.6 54.9 11.4 54.1 11.7
Control 50.4 11.8  51.1  11.4  47.8 11.9

Kansas Plots: Abundant moisture all year, soils water logged at times, tall good stand. Planted June 14th, Harvested November 6th. 


Indiana (Central) MycoGold Soybean Test Results

Seed used in this study — Channel 3519R2X / Maturity 3.5 / 140K/Acre / 30 inch rows

MycoGold Test Plot #4114 Yield Bu/A Plot #4114 Moisture% Plot #4115 Yield Bu/A Plot #4115 Moisture% Plot #4116 Yield Bu/A Plot #4116 Moisture%
MycoGold 70.1 13.2 72.1 13.1  72.7 13.2
Control 65.6 13.4  67.3  13.8  67.4 13.2

Indiana Plots: Ample moisture, very little stress, good stand at harvest. Planted June 4th, Harvested October 11th. 


MycoGold Soybean Test Results Conclusion

Keep in mind this is a single year test and further testing is warranted.  Most plantings took place later than usual due to heavy Spring rainfall.

Special thanks to our Ag Research team volunteers: D. James, S. Johnson, K. Schuster, N. Russell


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