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We recommend practicing this on a trial basis as there has yet to be a consistent way to track this. Plants that are vigor and energetic seem to have the best results. Lower populations help this as it is all about having the hormonal balance of Auxins vs. Ctytokins.
If you do not have cereal grains to plant the cover behind, interseeding corn is a great option. It is best to seed around the V7 growth stage. If you are interseeding in a wet environment we suggest interseeding before V7 growth stage. If you are interseeding in a more dry environment, then we suggest interseeding after the V7 growth stage. Establishment and energy storage is critical going into the V10 growth stage.
In general, lower maturities have less branching and need to keep the population higher. Typically, we see very little to no difference in soybean varieties and population changes until we get lower than 80,000 seeds per acre. We are trying to manage the nodes on a per-acre basis.
We have had high-yield growers apply a fungicide as a follow-up application to the V12 application. If your area experiences issues with southern rust, then a late fungicide application will be beneficial.
Yes. The addition of sodium hypochlorite to water is used as a viral/bacterial disinfectant to control pathogens from exiting the irrigation line and affecting crops. A great alternative for this is Vitamin C. This is a newer chemical method for neutralizing chlorine that would be very helpful. There are two forms that will neutralize chlorine safely – ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate. Neither are considered a hazardous chemical. Vitamin C doesn’t lower the dissolved oxygen as much as sulfur-based chemicals do. Second, Vitamin C is not toxic to aquatic life at the levels used for dechlorinating your water. Although ascorbic acid is slightly acidic and, in large doses, will lower the pH of the treated water, sodium ascorbate is neutral and won’t affect the pH. Both forms of Vitamin C are stable, with a shelf life of at least one year in a dry form if kept in a cool, dark place. keep in mind that Vitamin C degrades in a day or two once it’s placed into the solution. Sulfur-based chemicals will lower the dissolved oxygen significantly, so we would suggest other options before this. Good old sunlight and oxygen will dechlorinate the water as well.
There is no maximum rate level for potash. Although it is possible, this is dependent on many factors.
Zinc has been known to play a hormonal role in soybean development where we suggest keeping it high on early soybeans. Copper is known for disease suppression and aids in the increase of sugar. When you cannot get your nitrogen levels up, we suggest applying molybdenum. Do consider your nitrate and ammonium levels in your soil when applying this.
The perfect time frame to y-drop on soybeans is between R2 to R3.5 growth stages to keep the plant completely satisfied.
When foliar feeding micronutrients, take into consideration these guidelines:
***Special Note: Add in either a half or full gallon of a Urea based Nitrogen per acre to help with plant absorption and nutrient uptake.
Always be certain you’re not going to see leaf burn. Source your products from suppliers that understand the entire tank mix. Also, always jar test to make sure the mix is compatible.
Fungi thrive in acidic pH soil environments. Keeping your pH anywhere from 5.7-6.5 is optimal for both microbiology and crop production. From past research, BW Fusion’s MeltDown and Environoc 401 have been shown to work wonders. Turkey litter is a great alternative that can introduce carbon and calcium while also feeding the microbes to increase phosphorus uptake.
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