Source: Precision Laboratories news release

ProSurge seed treatment is a catalytic soybean seed treatment that has consistently shown a yield increase in controlled trials. According to Precision Laboratories, seven years of trial data demonstrated a positive response in more than 68 percent of the trials. Of the positive trials, there was a 7 percent yield increase over the control, averaging 3.55 bushels per acre.

ProSurge combines a biocatalyst and a film-forming polymer to provide improved soybean plant stand, increased vigor, faster canopy closure and higher yield, the company says.

"Soybean seeds treated with ProSurge show a definite advantage compared to untreated seed," said Terry Culp, vice president of Seed Enhancement and Nutrients at Precision. "ProSurge is a tool growers can economically employ to enhance the plant's stress tolerance, leading to increased yield."

"ProSurge has proven itself in over 150 field trials over the past seven years," says Rick Wohlner, president of Precision Laboratories. "It is another example of our unique product development legacy that helps growers produce a better return on their investment, while reducing risk and overall costs."

According to Precision Laboratories, ProSurge-treated seed also increases plant stand, early vigor and causes the canopy to close up to three days faster. An earlier canopy closure conserves moisture and reduces weed pressure, potentially reducing compaction and additional herbicide applications.