Jim Carley

Armstrong, IL

“We left a strip around the outside of the beans that we didn’t spray with FORTIX. They were very tall beans—as high as the hood of my pick-up truck. It seemed like the soybeans that didn’t have FORTIX were laying over more, kind of in a matted pile. I think because they were so tall, the FORTIX allowed the stalk strength of the soybean to hold up, where the parts of the field that didn’t get FORTIX laid down more. The outside rows made about 29 bushels per acre and the inside made 41. A 12-bushel difference. Even if the FORTIX only caused a five-bushel difference—that’s $60 to $70 per acre.”

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