With this year’s lower commodity prices and variable weather conditions, getting the best return on their investment is top of mind for both growers and their agronomists. Maximizing nutrient availability to increase nutrient efficiency is a method that many growers and agronomists are relying on to achieve maximum yields.
Tait Cooper, an agronomist at Dalhart Consumer Co-op in Dalhart, TX, recommended that a grower with a large-scale corn operation in Texas use Redline® this season.
Redline is a premium fertilizer product that’s formulated with Levesol™, the purest and most highly concentrated ortho-ortho EDDHA chelating agent that currently exists. This means that in addition to all the nutrients available in Redline, it will also help give the plants access to nutrients that are already in the soil, but may be currently “tied up” or unavailable to the plant.
Watch Tait recount why he knew Redline would be a great choice for his grower this year:
“Nutrient efficiency is key. Just from my experience over the past five years taking tissue samples. You know the crop looks good, it looks decent, and there are not a whole lot of visual deficiencies. One that we’ve really seen [through the tissue samples], especially in cotton, is potassium deficiencies. But then you go in and take your soil test, and it’s reading off the charts for potassium. You’re looking at 400+ parts per million in some spots up here. But you look at it, and the plant’s not getting it. Therefore you try and sit down and figure out why if it’s all there in the soil, why is it getting tied up? What’s keeping it from getting to the plant? So when I heard about Redline, [with] the chelating agent [Levesol], to know that we’ve got different technologies coming out to put down in the soil that’s going to make those nutrients available to the plant, I think is going to be really key for overall plant health later on down the road.”