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Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm this Season

Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm this Season

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Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm this Season

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  1. Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm this Season

  2. How to make the most of your micronutrient investment Introduction to Wolf Trax Wolf Trax Technology DDP Micronutrients PROTINUS Seed Nutrition Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  3. Wolf Trax Innovations

  4. DDP® Micronutrients Zinc DDP Boron DDP Copper DDP Manganese DDP Iron DDP Calcium DDP CropMix DDP

  5. Proprietary nutrition product applied directly onto the seed A logical next step in seed-applied technology

  6. Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm this Season

  7. Consider Micronutrients if you are striving for higher yields Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  8. What are the “high yield” growers doing? • The National Corn Growers Association yield contest winners consistently pull off 100 plus bushels per acre more than the national average

  9. US Corn Yield Competition Winner 2009

  10. National Corn Growers Association yield contest winners

  11. Strategy for corn yield winners • Seed early • Use micronutrients • Starter fertilizer

  12. New genetics = higher nutrient needs

  13. Pay attention to Nutrient Balance Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  14. Pay attention to NUTRIENT BALANCE The “Law of the Minimum” • If one nutrient is lacking, plant growth and yield will be poor, regardless of how abundant all the other nutrients are. • A crop’s yield potential is limited by the amount of the most limiting nutrient.

  15. Liebig's Law of the Minimum Capacity of the barrel (crop yield) is limited by the most limiting stave (nutrient) Potassium The most limiting nutrient limits yield REGARDLESS of how high the other barrel staves are! Nitrogen Phosphorus Zinc

  16. What’s NEW with the barrel! Its bigger and taller! ~ 300 bu corn Micro Nitrogen Phosphorus Potassium Potassium Nitrogen Phosphorus Micro

  17. Importance of nutrient balance • Need to remember micronutrients too

  18. Use three tools – soil tests, tissue tests and your fertilizer agronomist Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  19. Soil Tests are Important

  20. Field Scouting is Key Copper deficiency Zinc deficiency

  21. Make sure you are getting a consistent fertilizer blend Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  22. Granular micronutrients Achieving consistent blends is difficult!

  23. Particle Size differences Urea 12% Cu Oxysulfate

  24. Bulk Density • Most micros much heavier than N, P or K • Fall to bottom of blend

  25. Segregation and Settling

  26. Solution = DDP Micronutrients • DDP (Dry Dispersible Powder) Micronutrients patented formulation coats each and every fertilizer prill • Do not come off • High quality blends from blender to spreader to field

  27. Granular vs DDP Micronutrients Boron DDP on every prill of fertilizer Granular boron irregularly distributed in blend

  28. Use better micronutrient placement techniques Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  29. You cannot achieve an even distribution of micronutrient across your field with granular micronutrients because of tendency to segregate and settle.

  30. Floater traveled 9 miles with a granular Zn, Boron blend, then applied the fertilizer to a field

  31. We placed 10 x 10 ft plastic tarps in the field to capture blend 9

  32. Irregular distribution of granular micro

  33. Uneven distribution can cause: • Deficient areas • Toxic areas • Uneven crop maturation • Difficulty in timing sprays & harvests • LOST YIELDS!

  34. Ensure Thorough Coverage with DDP • Blends are completely coated • Provides fields with blanket coverage • Results in even/thorough distribution of micronutrients vs Granulars DDP

  35. Feed your crop as early as possible Top Ways to Make Micros Pay on Your Farm

  36. Your crop = factory • Job is to collect sunlight and make sugar. • How to make factory run longer and produce more?

  37. Early uptake of nutrients...

  38. Patented, seed-applied fertilizer • Safely delivers essential nutrients directly to the seed • Nutrients available as soon as the radicle emerges

  39. Faster, more even emergence CHECK

  40. Faster, more even emergence CONTROL

  41. Larger, more vigorous seedlings PROTINUS CHECK CHECK CHECK

  42. Larger Seedlings CHECK

  43. Longer, more developed root systems CHECK CONTROL

  44. Longer roots

  45. Longer roots CHECK PROTINUS

  46. Ability to withstand early season stress CONTROL CONTROL

  47. Benefits of feeding crop early CONTROL