14 Nov 226 min 11 sec

It's no secret that Kelly has been trying to solve the problem of not being able to get enough Calcium into his corn crop. They think they are on the right track now with a mix of Agroliquid and Agrotech USA products.  They talk about their plan for applying this seasons learnings to next seasons crop.

00:00 Hi, this is Kelly Garrett from extreme AG. We're here in the warehouse today with my good friend and agronomist. Mike Evans from integrated egg Solutions. 00:07 We want to talk about an exciting trial that we had based on a problem. We identified over a year ago. And that problem was 00:13 that calcium is our biggest nutrient deficiency. So between my house and my shop on the bottom that we highly manage we had our grower standard practice against 00:22 the trial two variations of this trial the first variation. Is liberate CA from agric liquid Nutri charge 00:30 from agrotech and a zinc product from meristem that produced 9.9 bushel per acre more than our grower 00:39 standard practice and was about five or six dollars an acre less expensive. So that's incredibly exciting. Your input cost is 00:45 just a little bit less and produce 10 bushel more. So we really feel that. We're on the right track in identifying this calcium problem. It's exciting for me calcium 00:53 is hard to work with liberate. CA is a great product neutral charges a great product breaking apart those chemical bonds in the soil. I'm excited about both products. 01:02 I'm excited to scale the use of them up next year. And then the the second variation of the trial we took the 01:08 zinc product out and we added Pro germ and microf500 from Agra liquid in and that produced about 01:14 11 and a half bushel. So it was even a little bit better. The ROI is not any better. It's about equal because there's a 01:20 little more expensive there but by and large this is a great child that we're excited about because of the success of it. I won't let Mike speak about it a little more detailed 01:29 fashion. Yeah, so we're talking calcium calcium for about last year probably and so we tried this trial on the bottom. It's 01:39 it's got a lot of type potassium for one. It's got a lot of potassium. Obviously. It's a contest portion of the field. So we've you've poured 01:47 the coals to it over the years. So we got a lot of tagnisms in the soil probably it's a little higher potassium might be too high. 01:55 Maybe yeah spots it is yeah magnesium side and spots because it is a flatter piece. So putting calcium infer would kind of thought potentially we'd 02:06 see response because the calcium is getting fighting and everything in the soil. So Putting that in Furrow. We want to see if we 02:15 get it to uptake in the plant. I think some of the early tissue samples. We saw that 02:20 in in that corn and it was a lot better quality. So the wind came in unfortunately. It was I wasn't bad we had to win 02:31 in there. So we got a lot of good results out of it putting the nature charge helped us break those bonds with those cations as 02:40 well and giving it some available calcium with the liberate CA was Was kind of the intention of the trial that's what 02:49 we're going for. And then the second treatment was just kind of a spur of the moment shocking around here. We do things. It's a little bit further the moment. We had 02:58 some of the trial product Lane around and we thought why don't we just try to do something a little different add these in see what we saw. I 03:07 mean there was response like we saw we got NP and K and with that Pro germ and we had a micro pack with the microf500 03:13 and we got a little response. To me. I'm curious to try it again next year to see. They've been over a planned. 03:23 Approach versus but you'd always like to be more detailed. Yeah, but it was interesting to see I mean 03:30 Those are the fun things we do around here. So it looks like maybe we need more micronutrients than what we ever dreamed. We 03:36 yeah a bit more micronutrients. Yep to supply to the plant thing we ever need to to achieve the balance that we're talking about. Well, the other thing too is like 03:45 calcium and Furrow, you know, I think we were in a court rate. We were in a court rate of that. So we kind of ran a little rate just to try it. 03:53 and for 2023 we're putting select shots from capstan on on all the planners and we're going to do that concentrated. 04:04 Squirt as they call it on the seed, so we'll probably up to eight but we'll get more concentration of that and soil and see if we get better uptake there. 04:13 The net effect will be more calcium more fertility on the seat. Even though we're saving money with the selection. Yeah. Yeah, so we're doing a little 04:22 bit more. Oh, what do you call it a little bit more efficient as you can probably the best way to put it so really looking 04:29 forward to doing that and seeing what we can. See if we can up that up because calcium is a big big driver of structure and all other things in the 04:39 plant. So. I we saw great things out of liberate CA in our soybean trials now, we're seeing big things with Liberace CA and neutral charge in our corn trials. 04:49 I really think we're on the right path that calcium was a big nutrient deficiency. Well, I think the biggest thing excuse me with your plant food product and what we've learned 04:59 over the last few years. Obviously, we got a high phosphorus loads. He'll just nature the bees. Well, there's there's can be tie up 05:05 with those fosterone levels of calcium another nutrients. So we got to have some available calcium that's still hard to break up on 05:11 and it takes time to do that. So this using this product like liberate CA gives that what we need and it's starting to prove out the beans in 05:20 the corn, you know, our next next step is we'll put in infer with core next step is spraying it with you know, and corns about V2 E4, right? So 05:29 it isn't a lot of calcium at one time because again, it gets tied up. It's much like to zinc the calcium in the zinc many 05:38 shots more on another one here. Anderson's always talk about moron. These nutrients need to be applied many 05:44 times in smaller segments throughout the year to have to help you. Your potential? Yeah, exactly and 05:51 we're seeing more tie ups, you know, we're learning more about our bonding and how our soils react. 05:58 So yeah, it's gonna be a bigger play as we go forward and more learning still, but I think we're on the right path. I 06:04 think so, too. Thank you.

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