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Research & Data

About Our Research

Much of our data comes from the Irrigation Research Foundation in Yuma, CO. We have test results from over 20 years available. This research facility is unique in the industry and has many factors that give its research credibility. Click here to learn more about the Irrigation Research Foundation.

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Why Trust IRF Research?

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Widely Respected

For years, the IRF has conducted research among all major chemical, seed, and ag companies. Both the USDA and Colorado State University use the IRF to conduct their research studies.

Impartial Testing

The IRF is the nation's only non-profit, co-op funded test facility. It is owned and operated entirely by farmers and has no affiliation with any company or government agency.


Diverse Conditions

Yuma County is the largest corn producing county in the nation. With over 100 plus soil types on their facilty, the IRF is able to conduct diverse data across many different conditions. The IRF replicates real farming conditions conducting large plot field studies using typical equipment used across the industry. Their research standards replicate real world conditions.

Test Results by Crop

Below are test results for corn and soybeans using Nutriplant SD & SL seed treatments, Nutriplant AG Foliar Feeds, and APSA-80 non-ionic surfactant from 2013-2020. Although the results do have some degree of variation, you will see positive results in a variety of weather conditions with consistently profitable ROI!

One thing that stand will stand out as you review the data for APSA-80 is that there is some evidence that using too much product has a lesser benefit. Our general recommendation to alleviate soil compaction is a first year application of 32 oz/acre pre-emergent followed by 16 oz/acre pre-emergent during following years as a maintenance program. This can and should be fine tuned based on soil types and individual field needs.

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