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Iowa State University

Soybean

2018

Agribusiness

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Effects Of A Plant Growth Regulator Product On Soybean At R2-R3, Geoffrey Klumpp Jan 2018

Effects Of A Plant Growth Regulator Product On Soybean At R2-R3, Geoffrey Klumpp

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The agricultural industry had a rapid increase in commodity prices from late in 2010 until the fall of 2014. With those higher prices, there was a niche market for added-value products brought to the market, many of which promised the local grower a five-bushel yield increase per acre on soybeans. I wanted to focus on a select group of these products, plant growth regulators (PGRs). I specifically worked with a commercial product that contained three phytohormones, cytokinin, a gibberellic acid, and an auxin. For this project, there were thirteen side-by-side trials for each of the following years, 2015, 2016, 2017 ...