Make this year less stressful with solutions for in-season nutrient needs. The Andersons foliar fertilizers are compatible with multiple fertilizers and pesticides and are designed to enhance plant health, defeat nutrient deficiencies, and provide nutrients at critical growth stages.
After your corn is safely in the ground with a PureGrade® liquid starter, and prior to the V5 growth stage, a foliar fertilizer application is ideal, especially if paired with your post-herbicide. By V5, the number of kernel rows on the primary ear has been determined in the corn plant. Reducing the amount of stress to the crop by this yield-deciding stage is important so the plant can focus its energy on maximizing ear size, rather than fighting early-season stressors. A foliar fertilizer ensures optimum levels of macro and micro-nutrition are available, in order to not limit ear sizing and subsequent genetic yield potential.
In soybeans, a foliar application in the V growth stages, applied with post-herbicide, will help maximize vegetative growth and assist in overcoming early growth stresses. By giving the crop the nutrients it needs throughout the season, it will be able to focus energy on thriving and future pod set, rather than surviving, thereby maximizing genetic yield potential.
Phosfix ®, MicroBlitz®, and Eezy™ Moly-B and are a few products from The Andersons’ MicroSolutions® Micronutrients portfolio that will provide the nutrients your crop needs at these critical growth stages in corn and beans.
Phosfix is a 7-4-9 blend of macronutrients and plant growth enhancers that improve yield and profit by encouraging crop health and vigor. Phosfix contains trace amounts of humic acid, fulvic acid, and seaweed. The application of Phosfix improves plant tolerance to stress, aiding growth through adverse conditions.
Following the 2019 Beck’s Practical Farm Research (PFR) trials, Phosfix earned the PFR Proven endorsement. The application of Phosfix resulted in a positive yield increase for three consecutive years with an average yield increase of 2.8bu/ac.
The images above are from a field in Indiana, taken in July 2017. The soybeans on the left were treated with 3.5 pt/ac of Flexstar® GT herbicide. The plants on the right were treated with 3.5 pt/ac of Flexstar GT plus 1 pt/ac of Phosfix. It was noted that the plants on the right were recovering well following the treatment.
Foliar application instructions: Apply 1-2 pints per acre post-emergence. Phosfix can be mixed with XtendiMax® with VaporGrip® Technology, FeXapan™, Engenia® and Tavium® herbicides. Visit our Tank Mix page for more details.
MicroBlitz features a unique NPK analysis and micronutrient package including boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc. MicroBlitz is designed with fulvic acid for enhanced nutrient uptake. The application of MicroBlitz will increase overall plant health, giving a boost of essential nutrients which are immediately available to the plant when foliar applied.
2019 was the third year Beck’s PFR tested a foliar application of MicroBlitz at the R3 growth stage on soybeans. These trials resulted in a positive yield increase for three consecutive years, earning MicroBlitz the PFR Proven™ endorsement.
Foliar application instructions: Apply 1-2 quarts per acre post-emergence.
Eezy Moly-B provides essential micronutrients, molybdenum and boron to the crop. It is designed to be positioned on crops that have a high demand for boron and molybdenum, especially 2x2 and sidedress placement in soybeans, or foliar application in pastures and hayfields. Application of Eezy Moly-B aids in the development of cell walls to increase plant stability, stimulates plant development, encourages proper maturity, and increases nodule efficiency in soybeans.
Eezy Moly-B was applied at 1pt/ac with a fungicide at the R3 growth stage on soybeans in the 2019 Beck’s PFR trials. The resulting yield was 2.7 bu/ac greater than fungicide alone.
Foliar application instructions: Apply 1-2 pints per acre post-emergence. Eezy Moly-B can be mixed with XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology, Enlist™ One and Tavium herbicides. Visit our Tank Mix page for more details.
By using high yield management strategies, including foliar fertilizer applications, producers can greatly influence the yield potential and ultimately increase the profitability of their crop.
For more information on how to choose the best foliar fertilizer for your situation, contact your local dealer.
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