The benefits of planting winter wheat are no secret. Whether growing winter wheat as a cash grain or a cover crop for soil protection, there are many benefits in treating seeds with SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals that may not be as obvious. We’ve put together this fact sheet to help explain why SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals will give your crop an extra advantage:
How SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals works:
SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals is a formulation of two (2) specific and carefully selected patented, proprietary strains of Trichoderma. The Trichoderma colonizes with the plants’ root system and develops a symbiotic relationship with the plant, feeding off the starches and sugars the plant produces. In turn, the plant benefits from the Trichoderma as they exude enzymes and proteins for the plants use. As a result, the plant produces a larger root system and improves its nitrogen and water use efficiencies, resulting in higher yields.
Growing Winter Wheat as a Cash Crop:
The number one benefit of harvesting winter wheat treated with SabrEx® is the increased yields. Over the past 4 years, SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals has averaged 5.3 bu/a over untreated crops.
Planting Winter Wheat as a Cover Crop:
Because SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals produces a larger root system and improves nitrogen efficiency, the treated crop will improve topsoil tilth and Nitrogen scavenging. To view a comparison of root systems untreated and treated with SabrEx®, watch the video above.
Treating Other Crops:
SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals can be used on the following crops: Wheat, Rye, Barley, Sorghum, Oats, Spelt, and Triticale.
Application of SabrEx®:
SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals is available in two (2) formulations: SabrEx® PB (Planter Box) and SabrEx® LQ (Liquid).
SabrEx® PB is a talc/graphite formulation that can be applied directly to the seed at planting at a rate of 1 oz. /50 lbs. of seed. One pail will treat 48 units of wheat with 6 pails/case treating 288 units of seed.
SabrEx® LQ is a liquid high concentrate formulation for commercial treaters only. It has a low application rate of .25 oz./100 lbs. of seed. One 32 oz. jug will treat 256 units of wheat. There are 8 jugs/case that will treat 2048 units of seed
Return on Investment:
Typically ABM’s™ suggested retail cost for SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals PB is around $2.50/50# unit of seed. LQ, the liquid formulation, has a suggested retail price of around $1.51/unit of seed. Prices may vary. With today’s wheat market, on average, a farmer can typically see a net return on investment of up to $40/acre.
Treating seeds with SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals will clearly improve your crops output this winter. For more information and where to buy SabrEx® for Wheat and Cereals, please contact your sales rep by clicking HERE.