The positive impact of CropBooster 2.0 on grain corn yield has been confirmed in numerous R&D trials. This has also been confirmed by many growers, but less well known to farmers are the effects of the biostimulant on silage corn yield and quality.
Dairy producers from Ontario and Quebec demonstrated these effects, in 2015 and 2017, with side-by-side treated and non-treated fields. Each year, CropBooster 2.0 improved the nutrient content of the silage corn. Net Energy Lactation increased by 3% in 2015 and 2% in 2017, crude protein climbed 10% and 5%, NDF dropped 6% and 5% and starch rose by 12% and 9%.
Here are the average analysis results:
This added value lets dairy producers lower concentrate amounts in the feed bunk and makes feeding easier on the wallet.
We had the financial impact of CropBooster 2.0 nutrient improvements evaluated by dairy nutritionists for a 100-cow herd. These calculations are based on a 300-day lactation, a grain corn cost of $200 per ton and a soybean meal cost of $450 per ton.
As can be seen in the table below, CropBooster 2.0 secured yearly savings ranging from $2,745 to $11,590 depending on the year and the portion of silage corn in the ration.
Considering the biostimulant’s cost is equal to $600 for 40 hectares (a typical size) it makes for one heck of an ROI!