How to get the best return on your fertilizer investment
By adjusting your fertility program to deliver your plants the nutrients they need at the right time, you can maximize your profits.
For years Marc has been using Precision Planting products on his planter, so using 20/20 on his sidedress bar was the next step to take.
If you apply fertilizer at the wrong time it can cause your crop to miss out on essential nutrients it needs to survive and thrive.
Check out the video below to find out what happens to those nutrients if they aren’t applied at the right time.
When you’re looking at the economics of your fertility program, you can get better crop growth (and save on your nutrient usage) by banding nutrients at the spot where the crop needs them most than when nutrients are broadcasted across the entire field.
Conceal is part of a split applied nitrogen program that delivers precise nitrogen application with your planter. Conceal places the fertilizer so that it is in the perfect position for uptake by the plant, even around rough or curved terrain.
Conceal is also used to keep the planter clean - ensuring fertilizer goes straight into the soil and doesn’t get lost. Our research shows us that a split applied nitrogen program that uses Conceal always pays out well.
To help get the most out of your phosphorus nutrient dollar, you need to be able to get the right amount of nutrients to the right part of your plant, at the right time.
FurrowJet is the best way to get your starter fertilizer where you need it, when you need it. It has a tri-band placement, which feeds the seedling roots and early crown roots, helping you to avoid early yield loss and help get rid of hidden hunger.
By incorporating FurrowJet today, you can maximize your phosphorus dollar in your nutrient program.
If you want to maximize your fertility dollar then you need to make sure that every single plant really gets all the nutrients they need.
You should pair vApplyHD with both FurrowJet and Conceal for the ultimate accuracy in rate and placement so you can get the most out of your nutrient dollar.
Putting these nutrient management principles into practice on his farm, Chad has seen the returns when pairing all of these practices with Conceal, FurrowJet and vApply on his planter.
- Shift up to half of fall applied phosphorus to liquid starter applied with the planter
- Split apply nitrogen when the plant needs it during the growing season
- Band nutrients and fertilizer efficiently
When you’re setting up your fertility program, it’s helpful to consider your set up as a complete system. To make your system run as efficiently as possible (and get the best results) you should consider incorporating banded fertilizer into your set up.
- Shift 50% of fall applied phosphorus to liquid starter applied with the planter
- Split apply nitrogen during the growing season, when the plant needs it
- Band nutrients to gain fertilizer efficiency