Direct Harvest Your Proso Millet with Spodnam®!
Did you know that you can now cost-effectively direct harvest proso millet using Spodnam®? Spodnam® is based on Pinolene, which is a proprietary terpene polymer designed for pod retention in Grains, Brassicas and Legumes. It melds with the natural waxes on pod surfaces and is vapor permeable but water resistant. Spodnam® is exempt from tolerance on all food crops.
You may be asking, does it work? Roy Pfaltzgraff of Haxtun, CO applied Spodnam® and direct harvested 440 acres of the 2018 proso millet crop which compared with swathing resulted in the following:
- Much faster harvest
- Lower dockage
- Higher test weight
- Better residue
- Enabled harvest of both hailed and drought-shorted millet crop
|Cost of Operation||$13 (Swathing)||$5 (Spraying)|
|Chemical Cost||$0||$14.50 (Spodnam®)|
|Fall Herbicide Application||$16||$0|
Recommended treatment for Spodnam® for maximum benefit is 1 pint – 1.5 pints ($12 – $18) per acre at a minimum of 20 gallons of water per acre by ground application and at a minimum of 5 gallons of water per acre by aerial application. Spodnam® application timing is the same time as you would swath. Direct harvest should begin within 14 days of the application.
Spodnam® is available for direct harvest of the 2019 proso millet crop.