|More on the RACKMAX™ phenomenon.
It was February 2003 when I asked the following question of a prominent wild life biologist. Do bio stimulants work well on legumes? His reply .......... I don’t recommend them. The issue was left alone for my testing to determine why biostimulants were not recommended. PH was checked and found to be 6.8. I distributed 400 lbs of fertilizer on 12# yucci arrow leaf and 12# crimson clover along with the 50# of oats per acre had been treated with a bio stimulant and the recommended inoculants spread and lightly cut in the September before this February evening when the question was asked. In December the fertilizer was reapplied as recommended every 4 to 6 weeks and the 1 pint of bio stimulant was reapplied per acre The clover looked pretty good to me it looked like clover in the winter close to the ground with great browsing signs but why was it not recommended? As the season grew into spring the first of march an additional 200# of 0-20-20 was applied along with one pint of the RACKMAX bio stimulant per acre the clover was getting really thick the crimson clover was better then any that I had ever seen the yucci was overwhelming beautiful cream colored pods with the full steams the crimson clearly was present. Why was the bio stimulant not recommended? The field had become a field of beauty with all of the insects for the turkey’s and quail the deer had lived their all winter long feeding on this lush high protein clover.
The field had grown about 38 inches high with the finest clover that I had ever seen it was almost to thick to walk in the deer were living here full time by May the only thing to do now was to bush hog strips through it to provide access for the turkey’s and quail. This will drop the insect table down for bugging and quick cover from predators such as the cooper hawks and coyotes. A word of warning before you cut these strips look for turkey nest in the fields or try cutting them before the nest are started. But why was it not recommended?
As summer grew hotter the yucci arrow leaf was amazing with all of the golf ball sized pods and the 6 to 8 foot vines the insects were plentiful the quail were always around with their bob white sounds coming from the clover field and how refreshing it is to hear wild quail in our woods. But why was it not recommended?
As the curiosity over took me I had to find out why the bio stimulants were not recommended I started pulling up some plants only to find the root systems were huge almost to hard to pull up so with the help of a shovel I dug some of them up only to find a tremendous root system that provided the plants with all of the moisture and nutrients that it could possibly need for the amazing growth that the field had provided.
Now the answer is clear why the bio stimulants are not recommended simply because the biologist had not done the testing. And that happened to be the best answer that he could come up with at the time.
The bio stimulants that we are talking about can be found in your local CO OP stores they consist of cytokines which stimulates the cell division and acts as an overall synthetic activities of the leaves.
The gibberellins GA stimulates the plant growth as well as induces the flowering the indole butyric acid IBA helps tremendously in the root formation. So now you see how it affects the plants that we all enjoy so much.
In conclusion the whole thing about the use of bio stimulants is they help a plant produce large amounts of sugar. So now we understand why the deer live in these fields the quail along with the turkey’s find food and cover and the habitat is better suited for our efforts in the places that we hold close to our hearts.