With the ag economy where it is today, it’s not enough to plant and then address problems throughout the season as they arise. Today’s growers have to be proactive.
If a plant starts out poorly, there’s not much a grower can do to help it reach its full potential. In other words, once a plant gets behind, it really can’t catch up.
The best time to ensure rapid and healthy growth is at planting. Focusing on early fertility, and using in-furrow application to place the nutrients where the young seedling can access them sets the trajectory for growth and provides a strong start that carries throughout the entire season.
Having the right nutrients at the right place and at the right time not only promotes growth, but it drives yields. Placing nutrients in proximity to the root system early on ensures that the plant will have better access to the nutrients and not get left behind.
Scott Stout from BASF is one of many industry experts who agree that getting the plant off to a strong start from the beginning is a smart way to ensure season-long success.
Check out an excerpt from our interview with Scott:
No Plant Left Behind Transcript:
I think the biggest thing as far as [the] importance [of nutrient availability], is what are the key benefits? When we look at a corn plant – a corn plant never wants to have a bad day. The biggest part is getting it off to the best start possible, to really set it up for the best possible year as far as production and give the grower the maximization he wants to see as far as yields.