Growers can increase profitability with smart input decisions that increase efficiency and ensure a high-quality crop and increased yield.
Research from Dr. Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, associate professor in Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management at Kansas State University indicated that an in-furrow fertilizer application when combined with an application of Levesol related to increased yield in his trial.
Levesol is a chelating agent that unlocks nutrients that are tied up, and helps crops use the nutrients in the fertilizer more efficiently. Levesol also makes nutrients in the soil more available, and is mobile in the plant for season long activity. Using Levesol can increase the levels of available phosphorus by up to 47% and increases yields across a large variety of crops.
Understanding chelates in agriculture is key to optimal crop production and maximizing return on investment. We’ve covered the science behind chelating agents, but in this excerpt from the LIFT Summit, Steve Roehl from West Central Distribution discusses why an ortho-ortho EDDHA chelate is the best option for nutrient uptake.
Steve Roehl from West Central Distribution discussed chelating agents for plant nutrition, particularly Levesol™, at our LIFT Summit in October 2015. He explains that a good chelating agent will enhance the availability and uptake of nutrients, and discusses exactly how it does this.
In-Furrow News: The Leaders of In-Furrow Technology (LIFT) partners have been hard at work, providing growers and retailers with new ideas on how to maximize crop health and boost yields.
Sustainability is undeniably very important in agriculture, because people want to be sure their food and water supplies are being produced responsibly.