Tifton, GA (July 28, 2008) – Danny Thompson is no stranger to the unexpected. But, it’s a refreshing change of pace when the unexpected comes in the form of higher yields in an unlikely patch of herbicide-damaged cotton.
Danny Thompson has farmed 1200 acres of peanut and cotton crops on the Thompson Family farms for over three decades. In mid-June he noticed sporadic growth patterns in the recently planted cotton in a usually productive plot of land. A combination of herbicide residue from the previous peanut crop and herbicide drift caused 40 acres of his cotton crop to shut down. The plants were severely damaged; brown, stunted, and burned beyond what looked like repair. Rather than settle for sub-par yields or worse, Thompson applied StollerUSA’s Bio-Forge to the damaged crop area. Within four days the cotton plants were rebounding with new root and foliar growth.