Vitazyme on Cotton – 2007, Lamesa, Texas
This cotton trial with Vitazyme on sandy loam soils in west Texas, using electronically treat- ed irrigation water, revealed a 3% lint and 7% seed increase with a seed treatment and a foliar application at early bloom.
Researcher: Blaine Middleton
Variety: Delta-Pine 164 P2R
Soil type: Pertullis and Amarillo sandy loams
Experimental design: A cotton field circle was divided into Vitazyme treated and untreated areas, with 10- acre side-by-side strips selected for a comparison of cotton yield.
Fertilizer treatment: 600 lb/acre of 6-15-5-2% N-P2O5-K2O-S preplant dry; 200 lb/acre of 33% nitrogen, side- dressed on July 3
Vitazyme treatments: (1) 13 oz/acre at planting on the seeds; 13 oz/acre on the leaves on July 2.
Water treatment: Since the water is salty for this pivot, a Water Aquatron unit was used to electronically treat the water for improved yields.