Throughout the crop life cycle, all nutrients need to be maintained at optimum levels to maximize yield. If any single nutrient, including micronutrients, is lacking, crop yield will be reduced. With recent heavy rains and generally wet conditions, planting practices have been altered in many areas, and soil fertility has most likely been affected.
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.
There are 16 essential elements that are important for healthy growth and development of soybeans. These include the non-mineral elements - carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and mineral elements which include macronutrients found in most fertilizers - nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (potash); secondary macronutrients - calcium, magnesium and sulfur; and micronutrients - boron, chloride, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. Soybeans were once thought to be able to survive off of the residual levels of micronutrients left behind in the soil, but the demand for higher-yielding crops is removing more micronutrients
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.
By: Dan Davidson, DTN Contributing Agronomist, July 9, 2015 If soybeans played politics, they would definitely fall into a red state. The plant takes a decidedly conservative stance by shedding at least 60% of its pods and flowers when it feels stressed or feels there are simply too many pods to support. Soybean yield is based on how many seeds go in the hopper. However, what we sometimes fail to remember is that each pod contains a fairly consistent average of 2.5 seeds per pods. That means getting the plant
Early nutrient deficiencies negatively affect the growth and development of your soybean crop and rob it of its highest yield potential. The best way to avoid nutrient deficiencies is to proactively supply your crop with needed nutrients before any symptoms become visible. The most critical times to apply supplemental nutrients are during the transition from vegetative to reproductive growth stages, during periods of great growth activity, and, if necessary, when deficiency symptoms are present. When soybeans need a boost in nitrogen, potassium and/or sulfur levels, Coastal’s Quantum SDS is the
Early season competition from weeds and thrips can cause substantial loss to cotton yields. Therefore, it’s important not only to use the right crop protection products but also to use the right spray adjuvant to get maximum performance from the products you use. Matching the right adjuvant to the spray application is key to getting the most from your over-the-top spray. For crop protection products requiring a nonionic surfactant, Coastal’s Matrixx is often the product of choice because of its rapid, uniform coverage capabilities. Matrixx is a 100% active ingredient
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
There are 16 essential elements that are important for healthy growth and development of soybeans. These include the non-mineral elements - carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and mineral elements which include macronutrients found in most fertilizers -nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (potash); secondary macronutrients - calcium, magnesium and sulfur; and micronutrients - boron, chloride, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. Micronutrients haven’t been given a lot of attention until recently because they are needed in such small amounts. However, with the demand for high analysis N-P-K fertilizer, there has been a reduction