Field Study

Vitazyme on Corn – 2010, Columbia, Missouri

A replicated corn trial at the University of Missouri in 2010, using three nitrogen levels, revealed that Vitazyme significantly reduced plant lodging from high winds at the high (100%) nitrogen level; there was also a large reduction (about 26 percentage points) at the 50% nitrogen level, but the effect was not significant. Grain yield was increased by 7.9 bu/acre (7%) at the 50% nitrogen level, and by 15.1 bu/acre (16%) at the 100% nitrogen level, but these increases were not significant. It is likely that the late planting date, coupled with heavy rains that reduced nitrogen availability, reduced the ability of Vitazyme to improve yield response at all three nitrogen levels.