When corn prices are low, it doesn’t make sense to increase production costs. Unless, of course, it’s for a product that significantly increases yield. But how do you know?
Brooks Slaubaugh of Wolford, ND was faced with that exact dilemma this year when he heard about the benefits of using REV. He naturally asked his neighboring farmers what they thought, and although they had heard some things about REV, no one else had tried it either.
But he decided to take a chance, and on a few test strips he applied one quart of REV in-furrow with 6-24-6 starter fertilizer at planting.
“At first, I didn’t really see that much difference between the treated and untreated sections of my fields,” says Slaubaugh. “When we did a cob count I could tell that the REV-treated cobs were definitely longer, so I knew there would be more bushels coming out of those test strips.”
“What I was really surprised about was how big the difference was; twenty more bushels to the acre! Next year, I’m putting REV on my whole farm.”