New world-record soybean yield
Cullers also used an experimental foliar-applied crop growth-enhancement product from EMD to attain his new record yield. Optimize 400 is a seed-applied product that contains LCO Promoter Technology, a naturally occurring molecule that enhances root and shoot development, nodulation and nitrogen fixation immediately and independently of the environment and soil conditions. The product also includes an elite
Bradyrhizobium japonicum inoculant for improved nitrogen fixation throughout the growing season.
“If you’re going to have a good soybean crop, what takes place under the ground is probably more important than what happens above the soil’s surface,” Cullers says. “The more feeder roots you put in that soil profile, the more nutrients your plants take up, which results in more yield.
“With Optimize, you’ll also see more nodules on the roots and that means the plant will have better nitrogen fixation throughout its life,” he adds. “Inoculating your soybeans makes so much sense. When beans are trading at $11 a bushel, Optimize costs about a third of a bushel to apply. At a minimum, it’s cheap insurance.”
For more information, please visit www.EMDCropBioScience.com.
BASF announces Verdict herbicide
Verdict, powered by Kixor herbicide technology, is a corn preemergence herbicide product with the flexibility of use for soybeans. Verdict is a solution for preemergence burndown and residual control of 46 of the toughest weeds in soybeans, corn and grain sorghum. For more information, visit your local retailer or www.KixorHerbicide.com.
Nematicide approved for soybeans
“As a first-of-its-kind seed treatment product combination, Avicta Complete Beans is a convenient, seed-delivered solution for nematode control in soybeans,” says Chad Stone, crop manager, Syngenta Seedcare.
Herbicide receives expanded label