Jan. 22, 2016
“We’re very excited about the addition of Legacy to our seed care product line,” stated Brett Henson, KALO’s Market Segment Manager, Seed Care Products. “Legacy is a unique two-part soybean inoculant system containing a super-concentrated liquid inoculant and an EPA registered chitosan-based biostimulant. When combined, the two-part mixture provides several key benefits, including increased early-season vigor, higher stand counts, nematode suppression, and an average yield increase of 4.8 bushels per acre over seeds that have not been inoculated.”
According to Henson, Legacy features a low-viscosity rhizobium extender that is up to 30% thinner than the leading extenders on the market, thus eliminating treatment system problems such as bridging or clumping of the seed. Contained within the extender is the chitosan bio-stimulant that triggers a defense response within the plant, leading to the formation of physical and chemical barriers against invading pathogens.
“Unlike conventional pesticides that offer short-lived protection against diseases and nematodes, the chitosan based biostimulant in Legacy elicits a systemic acquired resistance within the plant that lasts the entire growing season,” Henson added. “The result is a superior soybean inoculant that can be applied up to 95 days on untreated seed before planting and still offer exceptional performance.”
Legacy is the latest in a growing line of soybean inoculants by KALO. In addition, KALO has expanded its seed treatment product line to include: COLORIZER Seed Treatment Colorant, CUSTOM COVERAGE Seed Treatment Additive Plus Colorant, FREE FLOW Seed Treatment Additive, IMPRESS for Improved Coverage and Reduced Dust-Off, PIXY Seed Shine and Flow Aid, TURBO CLEANSE Surface Cleaner, EZ-MIZER Atomizing Fixture, and the NOVO Seed Care Prescription Management System.
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