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Fluid Journal : Winter 2017
4 The Fluid Journal Winter 2017 From The Publishers The Fluid Journal • Official Journal of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation • Winter 2017 • Vol. 25, No. 1, Issue #95 Dr. Below’s article on efficient management of water and nutrients is again a stiff reminder of the need for doubling corn grain yields on less land by 2030 in order to meet the needs of a growing world population. A similar warning was issued in an article appearing in our Summer issue of the Fluid Journal. The current article describes the use of subsurface drip irrigation to deliver fertilizer to the root zone to increase yields in both corn and soybeans. An article submitted by J. R. Simplot discusses the advantages of banding all the fluid fertilizer rather than banding and including split foliar applications to increase nutrient uptake and yield of wheat. The study took place in Idaho under moderately low N availability to permit focus on the effects of the band and band plus foliar 6-24-6 treatments. The third article offers ways to reduce fertilizer costs by including small amounts of polyphosphates when applying fluid MAP to calcareous soils. It allows growers to apply less total phosphorus to agricultural systems without compromising plant performance. The study was conducted by the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. These articles offer a broad scope of advances being made in the world of agriculture. Kugler Company P.O . Box 1748 McCook, NE 69001 1-800 -445-9116 www.KuglerCompany.com www.KQXRN.com “AS YOUR BANKER, I STRONGLY RECOMMEND KQ-XRN LATER IN THE GROWING SEASON.” It is a proven fact. It is after the VT/RI stage that the grain in your crop needs critical nitrogen to optimize yield. The math is simple, apply 2 gallons of Kugler KQ-XRN per acre and increase yields by 20 bushel per acre. With today’s commodity prices, nobody can afford to leave 20 bu/acre on the table. Bankers, Crop Consultants and Producers throughout the Midwest are learning that spoon-feeding KQ-XRN to corn throughout the season turns an average crop into an outstanding crop. “Or You’re Fired!” NO LIMITATIONS ON HOW IT CAN BE APPLIED IN-FURROW SPRAYER IRRIGATION AERIAL 250 225 200 175 150 120 100 75 50 25 0 100 75 50 25 0 0 500 GDDF Seasonal Nitrogen Uptake Grow th Stage PercentofTotal(%) 1000 6 hybrids representing transgenic insect protection grow n in Champaign and DeKalb, IL , in 2010 with yields of 220-240 bu/ac 1500 2000 2500 VEV2V4V6 V10V14VT/R1R2 R4R5 R6 KQ XRN KQ XRN KQ XRN Grain Tassel, Cob, Husk Leaves Stalk and Leaf Sheaths Leaf Blades CriticaltimetoapplyKQ-XRNNUptake(lbNac-1) KQ-121M.indd 1 12/15/16 2:00 PM