NCSU reports to Pico Ag, Getting More Than One "Plant" or "Shoot" from a Seed is Tillering, Soysoap Can Help Tillering For Increasing World Crop Production

NCSU: The capability of getting more than one "Plant", "Branches" "Head Rows" "Buds" "Root Mass" or "Shoot" from a seed is known as "tillering". It is commonly found in grass crops that have meristematic tissue above each node. These active growth sites can produce another stem (tiller) under the right conditions. Dicots such as soybean do not have the same type of meristems at their nodes so they do not produce more stems or tillers. Rather they have the capability of making branches at the nodes. Branches and tillers have similar function which is to provide more leaf area under good growing conditions and the sites for more fruit production.

NCSU: So what triggers a tiller? The crop University Plant Physiologist says that tillers are produced whenever the amount of photosynthates (sugars) produced by the plant photosynthesis exceed the amount of energy required to maintain plant function. In other words when the plant is producing lots of energy and does not require nearly that much energy to maintain its growth it then makes a tiller. So tillering is a sign of a healthy, actively growing plant that has lots of sunlight, plenty of nutrients, and cool evening temperatures.

NCSU: What you triggered might not be traditional tillering but better plant performance and nutrient uptake which caused the plants to grow better resulting in multiple tillers that are normally not achieved. These Oats and Milo Sorghum plants can produce multiple tillers but rarely do because they don't have the nutrients or growth to trigger these excess tillers.

Purdue: It is dependent on hormonal regulation (auxin, cytokinins, and gibberellins as influenced by certain nutrients balance (Mn, Cu, Zn, Fe, etc.

Pico Ag Observations We Have Seen That Fall Outside the Definition of Tillering!

Lastly it was reported to us in North Carolina Christmas trees that we were able to grow a 6 foot premium grade Christmas tree in just 2.5 years were its always taken 5 years.

How did it become a premium quality normally there are 3 to 4 buds as I recall be limb, but on our trees that grew this fast there were 10 to 12 buds. The Christmas tree grew the first year where about 24 inches where in the past they only grew 12.

Corn Production 2 more Rows of Corn per ear! Pico Ag Observations We Have Seen That Fall Outside the Definition of Tillering!

Below is a good example of Corn Tillering and providing the farmer with 15 to 30 more bushels and acre by adding 2 to 4 more rows per ear!

Lastly I wanted to switch back to Corn something near and dear to your heart. We have always gotten 15 bu more per acre of corn. Sometimes we get 30 bushels. How will what we have seen is corn grows 2 extra rows. If its seed variety is 14 it becomes 16 row corn, if its 16 we get 18 and if its 18 w get 20 row. On rare occasions we have seen 4 extra rows.

So is it possible that we have taken Tillering to a new level or created another way for plants to grow that can achieve more production. We started with plants, shoots and stalks. We have done this for 20 years. But we have seen more rows on corn, in the heads of wheat, oats and barley we have seen the heads have 6 vs 4 rows, and more branches on limbs and trees.

We apologize for calling things wrong as I have but I am a layman and thanks for correcting me. But when you do the additional things we have done like branches, 2 to 4 extra rows on corn, More lateral, hair and deeper tape roots, and heads have extra rows on wheat, barley and oats. What do you call this as it seems to outside the definition of Tillering?

Oats, Wheat and Barley Production. Pico Ag Observations We Have Seen That Fall Outside the Definition of Tillering!

At Pico Ag we have seen this on a few crops and thanks to now understanding it we can change our application program along with our covalent bonding procedures to increase crop production. Here are 2 examples of how our product and applicaton program was able to increase production. No wonder that we doubled normal production on Oats to 133 bu an acre or Barley to 103 bu an acre or Wheat to 160 bu acre.

Oats: Plant Inspections of Winter Oats, Two Seeds - 18 Oat Stalks Double Crop

Freddie: Winter Oats, Two Seeds - 18 Oat Stalks Double Crop

Don Wilshe: Freddie, what do you want to show me on your winter oats, here?

Freddie: You know where there are two seeds right there? Look how many oats are off of those two seeds of oats.

Don Wilshe: There are probably about 14 or so coming out.

Freddie: Yeah; at least 14 or 15. There may be 16-18.

Don Wilshe: Why is that good? Why is that different?

Freddie: Well, in other words, when one of them has so many oats on them and whenever you combine them, that's more oats going into the machine.

Don Wilshe: So you put two seeds in the ground and you are getting how many seeds out, you figure?

Freddie: Oh I don't know, bunches; handfuls.

Don Wilshe: And that's what it's all about, huh?

Freddie: That's what it's about!

Don Wilshe: Well, Thanks a lot for that short clip. I think that's something important we want to point out, though. We'll talk to you later, Freddie. Thanks a lot.

Don Wilshe: Freddie in 2008 spring had two crops and the yielded 111 Bushels and 133 Bushels an acre. Best he had ever had was 100 bushels and that was a long time ago. Usually he is around 70 bushels acre.

2015 Grain Sorghum (Milo) Laudison Land & Cattle Grew Treated and Untreated with Soysoap!

Soysoap was used 1.25 oz per acre in furrow once so a 2.5 gallon jug treated 255 acres at $1.51 per acre and got at least 5 times the Milo Grain Sorghum as the untreated! Below you will find a hot link to Milo! This Grain Sorghum (Milo) was grown in 2015 at 5000 sq feet in Colorado and its pretty outrageous!

Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo) is on the left and Untreated on the Right!

Agan Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo) is on the left and Untreated on the Right!

Soysoap Treated Grain Sorghum (Milo)!

Soysoap Untreated Grain Sorghum (Milo)!

BARLEY: These trials were on Barley field and farmer got 102 bushels acre and twice the straw, NC extension office certified Farmer never had more than 70 bushels acre. Watch Video

Farmer expects 100+ bushels acre bearded barley, Farmer never got more than 70 bushel area!

I. Sugarcane Tillering and Height is more money for the farmer increased Production

Location: Taal, Batangas, Philippines
Area: 7,500 to 8,000 square meters or 0.75 to 0.8 hectare
Age of Crop: 4 months old
Number of Applications: 2 Soysoap applications at the rate of 1.5 oz ($2.00 US Dollars )per 16 liters of water (7 spray loads/application)
Name of Farmer-Cooperator Mr. Rodolfo Mendoza Observations:

A. Sugarcane Farm Sprayed with Soysoap:

1. Growth relatively uniform in height and size
2. No. of Tillers 12-15 tillers per hill
3. Height 5 ft and 6 inches more cane 28% more money for farmer.
4. Pests Infestation none (no pesticide applied) More money for farmer and less expense

B. Sugarcane Farm Applied with only Inorganic Fertilizers No Soysoap

1. Growth varying height and sizes less money for farmers!
2. No. of Tillers 5-7 tillers per hill less cane less money for farmer.
3. Height 4 ft less height 28% less money for farmer.
4. Pests Infestation Army worms More expense for farmer and less money

Observations: Tillering was increased on Soysoap treated plants by 250%,
Compared to the adjacent Sugarcane farm applied with only inorganic fertilizers and no Soysoap, The Sugarcane farm sprayed with Soysoap exhibited greener leaves, bigger stalks and higher number of tillers. There was no evidence of crop damage due to army worms.

The adjacent untreated Sugarcane without Soysoap farm was devastated by the army worms that infested the province of Batangas. The absence of infestation in the Soysoap sprayed farm can be attributed to the pesticidal property of Soysoap.

2. Palm Tree (Embryo-Cultured Macapuno)

Location: Indang, Cavite, Philippines
Area: 10,000 square meters or 1 hectare
Age of Crop: 22 months old.
Number of Applications: 1 Soysoap application at the rate of 1.5 oz ($2.00 US Dollars) per 16 liters of water (7 spray Loads/application)
Name of Farmer-Co-operator Mr. Oscar de Los Reyes

Observations: A. Macapuno Trees Sprayed with Soysoap:
1. Soysoap increased in height and size. The leaves of the palm trees are larger and exhibited shiny green appearance.

Note. When the plants need Nitrogen its already gone after 28 days

Figure below. Relationship between nitrate nitrogen and days after nitrogen fertilisation with three levels of nitrogen application on Italian ryegrass (after Bredon 1979, unpublished data; Eckard 1984, unpublished data).

In a number of experiments on when applied nitrogen to Italian ryegrass, was shown to markedly affect nitrate content in the herbage. At higher levels of application nitrate took approximately ten days to reach toxic levels and only after sixteen to twenty days was the pasture regarded as safe with regard to know toxic levels of nitrate. These results correlate closely with those of ap Griffith (1960) who found a linear response of nitrate to applied nitrogen fertiliser.

Nitrogen Management Key to Getting Max output when growing a crops! If only all farmers thought this way! But do they really apply Nitrogen days after 28 to about 110 when growing any crops from Vegetables to Major Crops, No!! Tillering isnt just stalks and heads, its also Tillering in Root Mass for Laterial, Taps, Limbs and Hair Roots.

I love this graph. You want to grow 100 bushels beans and more wheat, barley and oats. This has to be the first step and applying 4 times might just work as it does for sure on rice and vegetables. The Nitrogen is long gone from day 28 to 105 and its needs to be there during vegetative modes!

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