CaT™ technology in Fortalis™ is one of the most thoroughly tested crop enhancement products, having undergone more than 250 U.S. trials and more than 2,000 Brazil trials. U.S. field trials conducted in 2015–2017 have demonstrated the effectiveness of Fortalis™ for improved soybean yield and consistency. These trials have shown Fortalis™ to deliver an average increase of 4.5 bushels/acre when used with fungicide, and an average increase of 1.9 bushels/acre when applied by itself, with 84% of test results showing increased yield.
Fortalis™ builds on the success of Veritas®, the first generation CaT™ technology product from Plant Impact that has demonstrated consistent yield performance in Brazil since 2012.
Growers discuss their experience and results protecting their soybean crop investment during the 2016 growing season with Fortalis™ crop enhancement, in the following comments from January 2017 discussions sponsored by Plant Impact.
“I’ve been farming 40 years, and there have been all kinds of products that have come on the market. I was interested in this one because there was an actual mechanism with calcium distribution.”
“I’m always interested in trying a new product and this got my curiosity – especially when I found out it wasn’t a fungicide or an insecticide and that it was a plant health product. That’s what really got my attention.”
“When you just drove down the turn row in a pickup, you couldn’t visually see a lot of difference. But we’ve got grain bins nearby where l could really get up high and visually look across the field. You could definitely see where the untreated was a totally different shade versus the Fortalis™ and Stratego®YLD together. There was a four- or five-bushel yield increase and you could definitely see a healthier-looking plant throughout the growing season from a higher point of view.”
“I had a lot better yield with Fortalis™ and Stratego YLD®. From the non-treated to the Fortalis™ and Stratego YLD® was about a seven-bushel increase.”
“We walk a lot of beans late season, and in that field we found one plant that had two four-bean pod sets in one cluster, which I’ve never seen before. Obviously, we’ve seen four-bean pods, but never have we seen them in the same cluster in the top cluster of the plant. That was with Fortalis™ and the fungicide and insecticide treatment – all three combined.”