Playing Offense With Your Seed Treatment
17 Jan 235 min 29 sec

Kelly, Mike and Chad talk about their approach to seed treatment, and look at a new seed treatment from


 that the guys will be trialing this spring. 

00:00 Hi, this is Kelly Garrett from extremeg. We're here at the farm progress show. Just west of Ames Iowa. I'm with Chad 00:06 Henderson of extreme AG Mike Evans of integrated AG Solutions and Drew Ewing of spray Tech. We had a lot 00:12 of success this year with spray Tech folio products, but it's time to start thinking about next year and your seed treatment to be 00:18 even more precise behind us is the full Tech Plus seed treatment Mike and I have some tests out on that full Tech Plus replaces 00:24 sultro and a levo. It's gonna help you out with your sudden death and your nematode problems seed treatment is 00:30 your first line of defense against diseases and pest problems Drew. Can you tell us a little bit about the full Tech Plus? Sure. 00:37 Plus product we've been working with Iowa State University. This is our sixth year. We've been using full Tech 00:43 Plus on four ounces on 100 pounds of seat. The product is actually very Universal Kelly. We can be using this four ounces an acre in Pearl or 00:52 the product could be used four ounces over the top as the foliar spray because our adjivants built in there the interesting 00:58 thing with full Tech Plus that we've been seeing at Iowa State University is not only have we been outperforming them in the greenhouse the lab and in the 01:07 field on SDs. We do not have the early emergence. Halo effect that allevial creates in general when a guy puts a 01:16 levo on the seed Kelly. It's a one to three bushel penalty right off the bat. The use rate with full Tech Plus is four ounces on a 01:22 hundred pounds of seat cost wise is a little bit more forgiving than what guys are used to being spending with the levo and saltro. Well, you've got one product that's replacing too. So there's 01:31 an Roi right away a little bit of savings, right and if we don't have SDS present, of course, we like to use a 01:37 key-lated micronutrient pack. Associated with 11 amino acids and phosphites. Of course, we discussed this for the 01:45 last what six seven months, even for the season started, you know, we've been using C treatments probably pretty 01:51 regularly for eight years on your farm and they're chemistry-based, you know, helping defend that disease and 01:57 the insects and we're trying to get more nutritional get more nutrition in the furrow and combat those 02:03 diseases at the same time. So what full-tech plus offered us, we really liked really intrigued we got trials out this year. It means have been looking great disease has 02:13 been Stands been great, I guess to be the best way to put it really like that idea of nutrition first then 02:20 chemistry second. I think really nutrition is the key looking at it from that angle versus a chemistry-based type application is really important. Again, it's 02:30 a proactive approach instead of reactive approach on our operation. We really believe that soybeans in 02:36 general are planted too thick we keep driving our soybean population lower and lower we need to take care of every seed 02:42 because every seed is important to grow as low as you know, as low as we get and I just can't say enough about protecting the seed making sure it's a viable plant and giving 02:51 that nutrition to get a great uniform stand or trying to do is really important. You know, the the first infection of SDS are 03:00 presarium is gonna happen in the first early Roots, you know, I have a planter box here from Iowa State University where we've infected 03:10 the soil you guys with with visaria. So if Here you can see the symptoms of SDS showing up pretty well this course. This is untreated on the seat. I don't 03:21 know if you guys can see the symptoms later on the lease, but you can see the yellow tagorean going on. It's coming it's coming. So like 03:27 I said, we've been doing this that Iowa State for six years now a week ago. We had a plot tour at Iowa State University and I have 03:36 full Tech Plus next to a levo and saltro the professor saying that this is the biggest visual difference you see in control in SDS since the 2010 season. That's 03:45 the year. Levo came out. That was a tough year on us and with SDS. Yeah, it was so, you know, we don't we haven't 03:51 used this yet. We're looking forward to using it but you know with it's you can't plant but once and so, you know, you 03:57 get out there and the worst thing to have mac. I know you've seen is to have a stand it's tan or 15% down and and 04:03 you never know, you know what to do what to do. So the sea treatment side is something that we don't go to the field out, you know, so we're 04:09 looking forward to putting this in our program to see what we can bring out of it down. Obama so I showed you guys the planner box where we infected the 04:17 soil with visarium. Same thing here guys. We infected the soil here and this planter box with visarium and you 04:23 we have full Tech Plus on the seed here quite a bit of difference in controlling the disease notice. We don't have any symptoms on the leaf. 04:32 Great plant Health there a visual difference between the two sets of plants. Absolutely. Yeah, you know and when 04:38 you look over here with a full-tec plus is versus this check the plant Health the size of the plants the uniformity 04:44 of the stand, you know, look at the size of the tripolis. If you didn't know any better you'd think this was planted with a different planner and the simulation wasn't as 04:54 good but that's not what it is, you know, and that's what every producer has to identify. Actually. What is the problem. This isn't a planner 05:00 problem. It's a seed treatment problem or a lack of a seed treatment. This is a great visual right here. It's a lot more fun to play offense and be proactive than it 05:09 is to play defense and have to be reactive and fix the problem after it starts if the problem starts you've already gained yourself 05:15 a little bit. It might only be a couple bushel, but in soybeans a couple bushels 25 30 dollars an acre, 05:21 why not be proactive and and put that 25 30 dollars in your pocket.

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