High-temperature stress and drought conditions can cause major injury to your corn and soybean crops. These conditions alone can wreak havoc on your plants but together, can lead to major yield losses. So, the question is, how can you mitigate the effects of these stressful conditions?
Luckily, today, many innovative products on the market protect crops from these high-stress situations and promote the plant’s natural defenses and immunity. Below are a few cutting-edge plant nutrition and biological products that do just that – helping your crops thrive in the most unfavorable of conditions.
CetaiN by Carbon Works
Carbon Works CetaiN is a nitrogen additive for your soil mixed with carbon, hydrogen energy, and oxygen compounds. CetaiN stabilizes nutrients, cleanses the soil of harmful heavy metals and salts, feeds soil microbes, and promotes increased root growth.
CetaiN works by stabilizing the nitrogen in the soil by capitalizing on carbon’s powerful nutrient-holding capabilities. Then, using oxygen, it promotes the performance of the aerobic microbes that are responsible for making nutrients available to the plant.
Replenish by Carbon Works
Carbon Works Replenish conditions your water so you can use lower rates of pesticides and foliar fertilizers to achieve the same results. Minerals in your water often interact with herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers, and other treatments, which can reduce the effectiveness of your spray mixes by 30 to 50%. Replenish binds and neutralizes minerals to ensure maximum effectiveness of your spray products while optimizing and holding the pH of the water.
Replenish is a salt-free water conditioner as salt antagonizes plants, causing their leaf pores to close. The carbon molecules in Replenish open leaf pores and allows them to move faster throughout the plant than other products with salt, making your spray much more effective. It also feeds the beneficial soil bacteria and stimulates plant growth with the included energy, oxygen, and carbon.
Protect Plus Fungal Inoculant by Protect Plus
Protect Plus is an OMRI Listed* fungal inoculant treatment that improves the stress tolerance of crops. This liquid treatment provides outstanding protection from conditions such as extreme heat (especially for dry conditions) and cold, soil compaction, soil salinization, and sodic soils. In addition to helping protect against extreme stress conditions, Protect Plus has been shown to help:
- Increase crop yield and overall yield quality
- Decrease water requirements
- Improve seed germination
- Enhance seedling development and growth
The following chart and field photo illustrates the powerful impact that Protect Plus has on corn under heat and/or water stress.
Picture taken 9/30/21 – 2021 Yield Test in Perry, Iowa – 100 acres
Untreated: 217 Bu/A • Treated: 249 Bu/A • 32 Bu/A advantage with Protect Plus
Envita by Azotic North America
Envita is a natural nitrogen-fixing bacteria found in Sugarcane that can help your corn, soybean, and other crops. It works with the host plant, forming a symbiotic relationship that provides nitrogen to every cell of the plant – all season long.
It can be applied on the seed, in furrow, or as an early foliar spray. Once applied, it quickly establishes itself within the plant and as the plant grows, it grows with it, too. And unlike rhizobia, Envita doesn’t need to wait for the roots to start taking form.
- Naturally occurring food-grade bacteria (Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus)
- Replaces the plant’s nitrogen needs by 25% to 50%
- Increases yields – 5% to 13% on average, up to 20% in some cases
- Grows with the plant and is effective all season long
- Can be applied on the seed, in furrow, or as an early foliar spray
2021 Yield Test in Perry, Iowa – 100 acres treated
12 Bu/A benefit on early corn hybrid
19 Bu/A benefit medium and full season hybrids
Soybean Crop – Envita applied to the seed in furrow vs control (no application).
Mainstay Si by Redox
A reacted plant nutrient high in calcium and silicon. Calcium signals to the plant to respond to drought and heat stress by reducing the need for water (by more than 30%) while helping the plant to absorb additional nutrients. Silicon helps to improve the plant’s drought tolerance by improving cell wall integrity and reducing oxidative stress.
BD-BioCast (organic) by Biodyne
BD-BioCast is a natural microbial plant biostimulant used to promote the fundamental relationship between the soil and plant. This plant biostimulant enhances root growth, nutrient absorption, and the ability to extract moisture with abundant mycorrhizal growth.
Products for More Effective Spraying
Fulltec Adjuvant by Spraytec
Fulltec Adjuvant is a special systemic formulation that reduces losses in agricultural application and nourishes the plant, increasing its productivity – especially in hot and dry climates. Its technologies include low dose application rates, high solubility, pH optimization, prevents inactivation of agrichemicals, and drift control. It presents constant emulsion without breaking down, increasing the contact surface between the drop and leaf.
Fulltec Impulse by Spraytec
Impulse is a new “state of the art” innovative plant nutrition product from Spraytec. This product has its own special adjuvant, a complete set of chelated micronutrients, amino acids, phosphites, and proprietary ingredients. Fulltec Impulse promotes vigorous plant growth by transporting nutrients throughout the plant while also protecting it from major stresses.