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Fluid Journal : Summer 2017
13 The Fluid Journal Summer 2017 Mr. Cooper is Communications Director at Bio Huma Netics, Inc. the maker of the Huma Gro family of products including micronutrients. Dr. Abi-Ghanem is Senior Director of Research and Development at Bio Huma Netics, Inc. and Adjunct Faculty at Washington State University. Kugler Company P.O. Box 1748 McCook, NE 69001 1-800 -445-9116 To find your nearest dealer, visit www.KuglerCompany.com/xrn Kugler KQ-XRN with KH2412 on Irrigated Corn Kugler KQ-XRN is a proprietary nitrogen (28-0 -0) formulation with 75% slow release nitrogen in conjunction with KH 2412 highly concentrated organic carbon, the highest and most active quality humate source. Kugler KQ-XRNTM - Slow Release Nitrogen Kugler KQ-XRN is a proprietary nitrogen (28-0 -0) formulation with 75% slow release nitrogen. Foliar or in- furrow, Kugler KQ-XRN provides high-quality nitrogen for your plants for a long, long time – up to 10 weeks in the soil and up to 35 days on the leaves. Kugler KS2075 with XRN Technology KS2075 with 50% slow release nitrogen that provides a balance of quick release nitrogen for initial green up and 50% slow release nitrogen for continuous steady feeding. Check 192 bu/acre 1.5 gal/acre KQ-XRN Corn Trial Treated 212 bu/acre +20 Bu/Acre Yield Increase 2 gal/acre Kugler KQ-XRN with 1 Qt KH2412 on Irrigated Corn Check 182.7 bu/acre Treated 214.9 bu/acre +32 Bu/Acre Yield Increase Check 198 bu/acre Treated 213 bu/acre +15 Bu/Acre Yield Increase 2 gal/acre KQ-XRN Corn Trial HIGH QUALITY KUGLER SPECIALTY FERTILIZERS Advantages of foliar sprays are that a uniform field application is easily obtained, nutrient application rates may be lower than rates used for soil application, nutrients may be “piggy backed” with other agrochemical applications to reduce application costs, and the response to the applied nutrient can be almost immediate. Thus, micronutrient deficiencies identified during the growing season can be quickly corrected. An additional benefit is that foliar applications bypass any limitations on soil nutrient availability that may be present due to pH issues. However, foliar sprays may not be as effective on younger plants that have less leaf surface area, may result in leaf burn if salt concentrations of the spray are too high, and may leave very little residual effect to replenish the soil for the next planting. Developing Micronutrient Plan It makes sense to have a comprehensive micronutrient plan in place to ensure that you are getting the best crop yields for the money and extra effort invested. Remember that if you allow micronutrient deficiencies to become a limiting factor in crop development, further application of water, macronutrient fertilizers, and other resources plus time may give a limited return or be wasted. Planning begins by knowing which of your fields and which of your crops are most susceptible to micronutrient deficiencies and by routinely conducting soil and tissue tests. When problems are identified and successfully treated, you must keep good records of what was done for future reference. It is also essential to continuously monitor your fields for possible future micronutrient problems. Be aware of any special physical or environmental conditions that may affect future micronutrient availability to your crop. Summing up Micronutrient needs vary with the type of soil, crop planted, available nutrient source, and whether or not the crop is irrigated or dry land. For more specific recommendations, review resources that apply to your locale and discuss your test analyses with your crop advisor and your fertilizer retailer. It is important to find the best micronutrient solutions--including the correct amounts and application timing-- to help you reach a complete and healthy balance of all the essential nutrients needed for vigorous crop growth and optimal yield.