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April 2, 2014

Use Titan PBA to Improve Your Dry Fertilizer Program

Posted by Elese Orrell

Our partners at Crop Production Services work to get Titan PBA applied to the dry fertilizer that they spread, and for good reason: Titan PBA makes good fertilizers even better. Take a look at the yields from these soybean and corn field trials from 2013.

This soybean trial, conducted in Central Iowa, showed an 11.1 bushel per acre increase when Titan PBA was added to the grower’s standard P & K blend.

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Topics: Soybeans, Ohio, Illinois, Dry Fertilizer, Iowa, Corn, Titan

January 23, 2014

Creating a Better Strip-Till Program

Posted by Elese Orrell

Strip-till banding and root zone banding (RZB) allow growers to apply plant nutrition in a band in the tilled zone while leaving residue undisturbed for soil and moisture conservation purposes. Strip-till is common in Central and Western states—such as Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, and Oklahoma—where the climate is more arid and there is less rainfall compared to the Central Corn Belt.

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Topics: Iowa, Kansas, Strip-till, Accomplish LM

December 22, 2013

Growing a Better Soybean Crop in a Corn-Soybean Rotation

Posted by Elese Orrell

As we have previously shown, Accomplish LM can be used to help release and mineralize nutrients in high residue fields. Given the high potassium levels in corn stover and the high potassium demand for a soybean crop, this is a perfect situation for using a residue application of Accomplish LM to improve plant performance (Figures 1-3) and gain a yield advantage in the coming soybean crop (Figure 4).

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Topics: Soybeans, North Dakota, Crop Residue, Iowa, Accomplish LM

December 19, 2013

Maximizing Residue Breakdown and Nutrient Release After Late Harvest

Posted by Elese Orrell

By Stephen Sexton, Director of Technical Sales (@AgricenLifer), Agricen

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Topics: Crop Residue, Iowa, Corn, Accomplish LM

April 5, 2012

Biocatalyst Tools Increase Corn Nitrogen Uptake Without Additional N Application

Posted by Agricen

In continuous no-till corn, crop residues with a high carbon-to-nitrogen (C:N) ratio (about 60:1) can build up. When this happens, the soil microorganisms responsible for decomposing crop residue compete with the plant for nitrogen. A C:N ratio of 30:1 or lower is required for the soil microorganisms to effectively decompose crop residues without immobilizing the soil nitrogen needed by the growing plants.

Some growers have tried to address this issue by applying additional nitrogen to the soil to lower the C:N ratio, minimize microbial competition for plant nitrogen, and improve corn yield.

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Topics: Crop Residue, Iowa, Corn, Accomplish LM, Ag Biologicals & Biostimulants