Question About Quick Sol

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Question:

Quick question for you, do you have an opinion on Quick Sol? Roy Robertson is sending out these e-reports, and mentioned it for peanuts, that it works because it breaks down into silicic acid. Just the way he describes the test doesn’t seem to be random (a ditch divides the treatment from the check), and he’s using one year, one location data to show a 20% yield increase on one variety (bailey). Just wondered if you had also looked at this?

Answer:

Very good question. I don’t have any data on this and I don’t think university folks in Virginia or South Carolina have data on peanuts. I’m not sure relative to folks in the southeast or southwest. Initially we were going to work with this product in 2015 funded by the manufacturer. Roy was the contact person for this. A few weeks ago they decided not to get us to do any work. I assume it was because of the expense but I don’t know all of the details. I am hoping to do some work this year if I can get product. There was a write-up in the Peanut Grower

So, this is about all I know for now.

Article first appeared as North Carolina Peanut Note (PNNC-2015-023)