Battling iron deficiency chlorosis doesn’t have to sacrifice yields. Making more iron available to soybeans opens up options for higher-yielding beans.
As crops display more herbicide resistance, new technologies and new regulations need to be considered. New technology is great, but it isn’t worth very much if you can’t implement it due to environmental or stewardship concerns. That’s why West Central and the LIFT partners aim to provide advanced and sustainable solutions that allow growers to proactively combat potential challenges.
Using the soil extraction test as described by Brian Kuehl, you can find out which nutrients that are already present in your soil are now available for uptake to your plants after using an in-furrow application of the chelating-agent Levesol.
In this LIFT Quick Listen, Dr. Fred Below from the University of Illinois discusses his thoughts on using the systems approach to obtain higher crop yields, and how considering several different factors that impact crop yield can provide a safety net for whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at you.
Phosphorus and nitrogen are a huge industry focus, but there is much more to nutrient availability than targeting only one or two nutrients.
Many people aren’t sure how to create a successful fertility program for their soybeans because options can vary so much between different soil types, even on the same farm. Check out what Dr. Fred Below, Professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinois, has to say about soybean fertility in a LIFT Quick Listen.