Energizing The Crop
6 Aug 223 min 50 sec

Matt Swanson needs to keep his soybean crop energized throughout the reproductive stages. He talks about the fertility plan he has put together with some help from Stephanie at Nachurs.

00:00 Hey, this is Matt Swanson with an extreme AG Field Report. I'm here with Stephanie Denny. My territory rep for Natures fertilizer and we're out in a 00:09 field of 429 GMO beans. These were planted about May 15th, and they are just now at our three. So we're gonna talk about we already did 00:21 a two by two pass with these beans and then an early foliar with our herbicide pass. We just completed a few days ago our second foliar 00:30 pass and that press included some Finish Line a product called K. Flex some molybdenum and Boron and 00:39 I'm gonna have Stephanie talk about those products real quick, but what we're trying to do. 00:43 Is essentially set to plan up keep it energized for grain fill. And we pick those products for to do 00:51 just that so Stephanie's going to talk about the products real quick. Yeah, so when we're looking at why we picked what we 00:57 did for the specific time frame. We're trying to meet some nutrient demands that we're gonna see in our later reproductive stages. So when we're looking at a potassium and sulfur 01:06 the bio-k and Keflex is gonna give us some available and efficient potassium and that sulfur to keep energy movement up and down the Plant to the 01:15 xylem and phloem when we're looking at Finish Line. We're delivering a balanced micronutrient pack with an 846 analysis 01:21 along with some Boron copper manganese and zinc that formulations also delivering a full vic acid to help with our stress tolerance and to really Drive 01:30 nutrients into the plant faster. And when we're looking at Molly and Boron, we're kind of targeting some specific processes with that Molly is a 01:39 really big component and helping soybean nodulation and fixing some atmospheric nitrogen nitrogen. So when you're raising high yield soybeans takes a lot of nitrogen to 01:48 get that done and if we can support that process we'll keep these beans rolling right along and finally the Boron we 01:54 know Beans grow on sunlight and boron's a big component and chlorophyll production. So if we can keep that energy up like what what Matt said here, then we'll be able 02:03 to finish these soybeans out strong and hopefully be able to get some good information come fall. So what we did here is we did 120 foot passes of. 02:13 The what we're gonna call the Nature's program, which is the two by two which we would typically do anyway, and we did we just did 02:19 a different two by two process with different products including Nature's K fuel product. 02:24 And then we're gonna do these this foliar pass that we just completed the one earlier with our herbicide pass and then we'll do another one. Probably our 02:33 four our four point five to our five. And our goal there is again just to support seed fill. All we're trying to do is is build seed size in that product. So one 02:43 thing with the non-GMO beans is we face. An issue in the year where our herbicide applications essentially continuously ding our soybean. 02:55 So at this point we're done with those and we're just now going to have leaves that were not going to ding from here 03:01 on out so they will actually Start to grow quite a bit more. Once they we stop hurting them with the herbicide applications, but 03:08 Right. Now we're at about 17 main stem nodes. These being four twos in determinate will probably get another two to three nodes on the 03:17 main stem. I'm hoping which will end us pretty close to 20. Main stem nodes, which would be great for yield wise 03:23 if we can get good pot set. So That's what we got for right now. And we'll do another video when we do our our 4.5 to R5 application, which essentially 03:32 all we're doing at that point is just trying to keep our foot on the gas. 03:36 trying to make sure that the Seed production part of the growth cycle has all the nutrients it needs. So 03:45 we'll see you next time.