3 Part Formula
- Plant health + Stress mitigation
- Crop nutrition at key times
- Protection from pests
Soybean Plant Health + Stress Mitigation
Making sure your soybean plant is running at peak efficiency and production is key to maximizing yields. In season you have the ability to use unique products that, if well timed, can have a large impact on maximizing the soybean plants efficiency and production.
Foliar Bio Stimulants
Bio stimulant fertilizers like Voyagro from Winfield United can help mitigate plant stress in soybeans by linking potassium with amino acids and peptides to aid in the movement of product within the plant. Pairing Voyagro with a foliar micronutrient can aid in nutrient uptake during key reproductive stages of the plant. This product contains nitrogen from amino acids along with soluble potassium.
Fungicides can impact yields beyond just disease control. Newer, high-end fungicides have a level of crop stress mitigation that directly impacts plant health. Unlike corn, soybean yields are driven by the middle third of the plant. Soybean energy distribution is more localized and pod fill comes from neighboring leaves and not from other parts of the plant. Fungicides such as Miravis Neo can help protect leaf retention to maximize photosynthetic production.
Crop Nutrition at Key Times
Success of in season crop nutrition management hinges on the soybean plant having key nutrients at key development stages.
In-season foliar feeding can be a highly effective way to supplement key micronutrients for the crop. Making this work effectively requires an understanding of what nutrients are the most important and what timing is the most beneficial to achieving maximum response.
Two key timings in soybean development are flowering/pollination and pod development/fill. Boron, Zinc, and Manganese are key micros during early reproductive stages that aid in pollination, chlorophyl production, and photosynthetic efficiency. Boron and Molybdenum are key micros during late reproductive stages that aid in pollination and pod retention. One crucial step is using a high-quality micronutrient product like Brandt Smart Trio and Brandt Smart B-Mo. What makes these products superior? - Check out this video that explains why.
Maximizing Nitrogen Efficiency in Soybeans
Improve your soybean nitrogen efficiency with Ascend SL from Winfield and Take Off LS from Verdesian. Ascend SL improves root growth and nodulation opportunity while Take Off LS aids in the nitrogen assimilation process
Protection from Pests
Foliar soybean diseases such as Frogeye Leaf Spot, Brown Spot, and White Mold can rob yield from soybeans late in the season. Depending on what diseases you are targeting, single or multiple applications of a high-end fungicide with good residual control such as Miravis Neo should be used.
Soybean aphids and spider mites can be a problem in certain years. Make sure to scout or have an FCS agronomist scout for the presence of these insect pests prior to potential treatment to find out if an insecticide treated me needed or needs to be customized for the target pest present in your field.
FCS carries a large line of high quality and specialized products that when properly combined and well timed on the crop can help you unlock higher corn yields. To discuss the formula that best fits your operation, contact your local FCS agronomist.