To enhance the genetic potential of your seeds and promote microbial activity in the seed furrow, it is important to utilize an additive with your low-salt starter. After you’ve selected your favorite PureGrade® liquid starter, choose one or all three of these additives below based on your agronomic needs.
MicroCarb ZMB contains carbon substances from vegetable origin that increase soil cation exchange capacity, improving nutrient availability. MicroCarb ZMB is a great choice for growers looking for the benefits of fulvic acid and need additional zinc, manganese, and boron. The new, improved formulation provides increased compatibility with a wider range of products. Over the course of 55 trials with MicroCarb ZMB in corn, a positive yield advantage was observed 87% of the time over the untreated control (Figure 1).
Figure 1: A compilation of all corn trials, both starter and foliar, involving MicroCarb ZMB from years 2014-2018. Test locations include: CO, NE, WI, IN, IL, IA, MN and OH.
Starter application instructions: Mix 1-2 quarts of MicroCarb ZMB with starter fertilizer and apply at planting.
Originally created as a foliar-applied product, Korrect has shined in starter trials when there is a lack of available potassium. Korrect is a clear, true solution with no particulate matter, which mixes readily with water and your choice of a PureGrade starter. The natural organic carrier enhances its receptivity by plants. This product contains no chlorides or ammonium (NH4) forms of nitrogen. In 2018, Korrect was tested alongside GoldStart® 6-24-6 in-furrow. The treatment yielded an 8.59 bu/acre advantage over the check of low-salt starter alone (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Results of trial conducted in Wisconsin in 2018.
Starter application instructions: Mix 4-8 quarts with starter fertilizer and apply at planting.
SWEET ‘N EEZYTM
Sweet ‘N Eezy™ is a proprietary liquid sugar blend that helps free up minerals and improves the natural bacterial activity in the soil. It mixes well with most liquid fertilizers and sprays and makes trace elements more available. In Ohio, Sweet ‘N Eezy was tested in-furrow with Season Pass® Plus with AVAIL®. The treatment yielded at 14.3 bu/acre advantage over the check (Figure 3).
Figure 3: Results of Sweet ‘N Eezy tested in Ohio.
Starter application instructions: Mix 1-3 pints with starter fertilizer and apply at planting.
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