As we’ve explored in past posts, Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) can have a big impact on soybeans and other crops, including dry edible beans and sorghum. The condition relates to the relative unavailability of iron to soybeans due to the ‘binding’ of iron in the soil, preventing plants from accessing this essential nutrient.
This can lead to reduced vigor, chlorotic yellow leaves, even plant death or stand loss, and ultimately, a loss in yield potential. These photos might help you better understand how serious the condition can be:
The vigorous growth you see next to the IDC-affected areas is thanks to Soygreen and its unique chelating agent. The chelate that is utilized in Soygreen chemically surrounds micronutrients such as iron, preventing them from getting bound up in the soil so that they remain available for uptake by the plant roots, beginning at the earliest stages of growth.
The same technology is behind Redline and Copper-Field fertilizers. Redline can be used with a wide range of crops to provide a complete balance of macro and micronutrients, and Copper-Field is specially designed to provide nitrogen and micronutrients to cereal crops.
In-furrow placement of these fertilizers puts the nutrients right where they’re needed and makes them available from the very beginning of the plant’s growth.
Learn more about Soygreen and how in-furrow technology can help prevent IDC.