Illinois farmer hits the 300-bushel marker
Brad Walk is a sixth-generation farmer from Sigel, Illinois. He grows corn, soybeans, wheat and a small amount of hay. In 2018, Walk used Poncho® Votivo® 2.0 seed treatment system* on a portion of his corn acres and was eager to learn more about the product and see how the crop turned out.
“We’ve been using seed treatments my whole life,” said Walk. “It makes things easier, in the sense that you might not have to apply liquids in the furrow. I planted corn with Poncho Votivo 2.0* because I was looking for improved plant health and exceptional yield.”
Walk was hoping to see larger root masses, while also maintaining disease and pest control. Seed treatments, in general, can protect a plant against unforeseen weather events. He was also hoping it would help with his return on investment (ROI).
“I would say there’s a ROI on using a seed treatment,” said Walk. “With all the expense and investment just to put the crop out, you are taking a larger risk to not include a seed treatment.”