Chad Henderson is in the field with Mark from Concept Agritek talking about his wheat fertility program and the new Bio-Aid fungicide he applied this season.
It's hot and dry in Western Iowa and Kelly is trying to push this crop for higher yields this season. He is needs to minimize any stress on the plants so at v4 he is applying a cocktail of Nachurs, Teva and Hefty Naturals with his RoGator.
Matt Miles has always struggled with keeping the right levels of phosphorus in his corn crop each year. It is especially important when they are in the earlier stages of growth. In this video, he talks about a new product from AgroTech USA called NutriCharge® that he is trialing in his fields this year. The in-furrow application utilizes a unique macromolecule technology that prevents phosphorus from locking up in the soil. He is not going to get ahead of himself, but so far he is pretty impressed with the results he is seeing.
Chad is trying out EMERGEN™ from Marrone Bio Innovations on this corn plot. Scheduled to be available next season, it is a water soluble fertilizer composition for in-furrow and foliar application that contains potash, sulfur and other nutrients. It is engineered to rapidly be absorbed by the foliage and is designed to promote plant growth and quality. Stay tuned as Chad reports on progress this season.
Side dress time is one of the better times to address micronutrient deficiencies. Dan is getting ready to Y-Drop a side dress application to push boron levels in his crop with Solubor.
Chad's Boron levels in his first tissue samples have traditionally lagged. So this year he is putting a dose of Solubor into his 2x2 in order to push those Boron levels up at the first tissue sampling. Stay tuned for tissue sample updates.
Chad's in-furrow and 2x2 treatments have gotten his corn off to a pretty good start, but as he comes into the critical v7-v8 growth stages he needs to keep the nutrients flowing into the plant. Today he is applying a dose of foliar spray products from Nachurs to help keep those tissue sample numbers from dropping during one of the most critical stages of growth.
Kevin talks with Stephanie and Rob from Agroliquid about his trial plots and the data that will be collected from each. In particular, they will be looking at the ROI difference that Kevin sees from their Pro-Germinator and Micro500 products. Kevin will provide updates throughout the season and share the final results at the end of the year.