Working closely with your advisers on basic fertility needs is a tried-and-true strategy that Dr. Ross Bender, Director of New Product Development for The Mosaic Company, stresses. He suggests starting a crop plan by focusing on the fundamentals: getting a handle on pH, ensuring macronutrients are under control and maximizing the value of micronutrients.
A balanced supply of essential macro- and micronutrients is one of the most important factors to achieve higher crop yields. Boron (B) is one of eight micronutrients needed for proper plant growth. Lack of B in plant tissue can reduce cell wall function and stability, cell elongation, root growth, nutrient uptake and crop yields. This article describes the role of B in root growth and nutrient uptake, with a special emphasis on potassium (K).
Evaluate the yield response of corn to potassium (K) using MOP and Aspire® in a spring broadcast application.
Although boron (B) is considered the most deficient micronutrient in the world after zinc, dynamics of B use in plants and soils have continued to perplex farmers, agronomists and researchers for decades.
Evaluate the alfalfa yield response of various treatments and application timings of MOP, an MOP + Granular B blend, and Aspire®.
Evaluate the yield response of soybeans to Aspire®, MOP + Granular B blend and a Control treatment.
Evaluate the yield response of corn to Aspire®, MOP and MOP + Granular B blend in fall vs. spring applications.
Evaluate potato yield response to Aspire® with Boron (0-0-58-0.5B) compared to MOP (0-0-60).
Evaluate the yield response of Aspire® (0-0-58-0.5B) compared to MOP (0-0-60) in high-yield soybean management systems.
Quantify the effect of a comprehensive fertility program including MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) + Aspire® (0-0-58-0.5B) compared to a conventional fertility program of MAP (11-52-0) + MOP (0-0-60) or MAP Only in a four-year cropping system.
The objective of a recently published study conducted by University of Illinois plant physiologist Dr. Fred Below and recent doctoral graduates Dr. Ross Bender and Dr. Jason Haegele was to identify which secondary macronutrients and micronutrients demand attention in a new era of soybean production.
Evaluate potato yield response to Aspire® with Boron (0-0-58-0.5B) compared to MOP (0-0-60) and MOP + B