May. 30, 2022
As of mid-May, U.S. corn, soybean, and spring wheat planted acres were significantly behind schedule compared to years prior. Parts of the Midwest have seen record rainfall, while producers in northern states have been dealing with below-average soil temperatures.
Planting delays are cause for concern beyond just logistics – once in the ground late, the crop is set up to undergo key early growth stages in high temperatures, as well as pollinate and mature later. Being behind schedule makes crops more susceptible to hindrances such as root restriction, decreased stand quality, oxygen deprivation, and the threat of being overtaken by weeds early in the season. A late crop is susceptible to many threats out of the gate, making it necessary to ensure the nutrient and herbicide applications are planned with the plant’s growth and immunity in mind.
Given these challenging conditions, producers should look to incorporate inputs that will land them a strong crop despite a stressful growth environment. Among the options available to them are several Green Solutions™ products from AMVAC.
Enhance Plants’ Tolerance to Stressful Conditions
B Sure®, for example, is a biological nutrient solution that helps protect crops from the inevitable stress of late crop growth. Derived from a microbial fermentation process, B Sure enhances crop tolerance to environmental and physiological stresses, ensuring that fertilizer applied is utilized to its fullest extent.
“Late-planted crops tend to incur more stress events throughout the growing season,” says AMVAC Sales Manager Dennis Riley. “The addition of B Sure can help with stress mitigation, while also increasing photosynthesis which can benefit yield.”
B Sure can be mixed with most fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. For corn acres, the best application period is V5 through VT. Soybean application is best in V2 through R5, and wheat application in Feekes growth stage 4 through 10.
Green Solutions for Your Crops
B Sure is a part of AMVAC’s Green Solutions biorational and specialty nutrition portfolio, made up of solutions that improve plant vigor.
iNvigorate® creates extensive value for U.S. corn and soybean producers. This product works hard to create a nutritionally welcoming environment for crops and is readily available through numerous application processes. By releasing soil nutrients that roots uptake to support plant growth and creating a highly productive microbial community, iNvigorate can be a worthwhile addition to any program in a late-plant season.
“AMVAC’s Green Solutions portfolio is built on our goal of offering producers tools to maximize yield and quality,” says Ted Walter, Commercial Product Manager, AMVAC. “Each product contains its own unique set of attributes that aid in improving soil vigor, strengthening nutrient availability, or increasing crop productivity.”