With organic production coming into its own in American mainstream agriculture, Coastal is dedicated to providing its customers with the tools they need to succeed. We are pleased to announce the OMRI certification of Matrixx and Excel 2000. These products have proven themselves valuable time and time again, and now their value can be utilized in organic production. Please visit the Matrixx and Excel 2000 products pages for more information about how these products can improve crop yields by improving the coverage of your spray applications.
Start clean and stay clean this spring with the right herbicides for both contact and residual control and with Coastal's Spectrum to ensure good coverage, penetration and retention, even in less than ideal conditions. To reduce drift and get more of the active ingredient to the target, also use Coastal's Drift-X in the tank-mix. Why is Spectrum essential for your herbicide application and how does it work? It contains: Highly refined methylated seed oils that provide superior coverage, penetration and retention properties A two phase organo-silicone surfactant system that optimizes
Unlock the nutrient potential of your crop for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor. Virtually any crop needs one of Coastal’s Advance products at planting to maximize yields, whether a starter program is used or not. The common ingredient in our Advance products is a blend of three natural carboxylic acids that solubilize nutrients to make them more available to the crop and improve absorption and uptake.
The best time to plant wheat in most NC counties is from late September through the first week in November with October being the best month. Unfortunately, this is a busy time of year as soybeans and cotton harvest tend to monopolize our time. Ideally, by Thanksgiving all of your wheat acres should be in the ground. Those who wait until December can get good yields but ultimately they are taking a gamble and would have better results with timely planting. Using a drill is the best way
Important considerations for reducing spray drift include proper nozzle selection; spray technique including spray pressure, angle and application speed; evaluation of environmental conditions such as wind direction and temperature inversions; buffer zones and susceptible crops. To maximize drift reduction potential, add Drift-X DRT to your drift reduction plan. Drift-X DRT (Drift Reduction Technology) is a consistently high-performing deposition and drift management agent that delivers 20% more product to the target and provides uniform coverage on the targeted surface. Drift-X DRT reduces the number of spray droplet fines (less than 100 microns),
Maximize yield potential by giving your crop the advantage for early season growth, strong root development and improved plant vigor. Whether a starter program is used or not, most any crop needs one of Coastal’s Advance products at planting. The common ingredient in our Advance products, a blend of three natural carboxylic acids, solubilizes nutrients for better availability, absorption and uptake.
Higher tiller counts in the late fall and early winter have a big impact on yield potential. Early tillering produces larger and more grains per head, which accounts for a high percentage of yield. Wheat needs to go into the winter with enough tillers to indicate good root establishment; a good rule of thumb is a minimum of 3 tillers/plant or 600 tillers/square yard. Managing nitrogen applications is a key factor affecting tiller development and root establishment, and it's also important to maintain the correct nitrogen to sulfur ratio. An
With the recent adverse weather conditions affecting a shortened planting season, our customers are seeing the benefits of Coastal’s new drift reduction technology product Drift-X DRT (formerly Direct DRT). Drift-X DRT improves the on-target deposition and coverage of your spray application and reduces off-target movement. It performs well for any crop or burndown situation especially around sensitive areas. Drift-X DRT works by reducing the number of spray droplet fines less than 100 microns, increasing the VMD (Volume Median Diameter) of spray droplets and generating a more uniform droplet size spectrum. Drift-X DRT
Over the last 10 years or so, there has been an increase in Fusarium Head Blight (FHB or head scab) in wheat planted in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The reasons may vary, but the chance of FHB in wheat increases if you plant wheat behind corn. But like any disease, it takes a host, a pathogen and favorable conditions for disease to develop. High humidity, rainfall at or near heading and warm temperatures are key factors. The most favorable conditions for infection are prolonged periods (48 to 72
Protect your wheat against powdery mildew, tan spot, septoria, rust and FHB Early season applications of a fungicide on wheat applied at or near topdress (Feekes 4-6) will provide early season control of powdery mildew, tan spot and septoria. This is an important management decision if you are planting in a no-till situation and especially if you are following corn. This early application is simple; it can be combined with insecticides or a Micro 581 micronutrient package, or can be applied in your herbicide program. You’ll have peace of mind