With unpredictable weather, Iowa grower’s corn crop defeats the odds
Jason Durschmidt is a fourth-generation farmer from Fort Dodge, Iowa. He owns a 3,400-acre farm, growing soybeans and corn. This year Durschmidt used Poncho® Votivo® 2.0 seed treatment system* on a portion of his corn acres for the first time and learned some interesting insights throughout the year, starting with planting.
“We use seed treatments because we try to plant as early as possible,” said Durschmidt. “The early season root development is what gets the plant going and determines how it’s going to grow throughout the year.”
Once the crop began to emerge, Durschmidt could immediately see his decision paid off. “We’ve noticed more root growth, more fibers off the root and deeper roots reaching down to essential moisture and nutrients,” he said.