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Getting the Most out of your Nutrient Dollar

When you adjust your fertility program to what the plant needs, you can maximize your profitability

Maximize Your Fertilizer Return on Investment

  1. Shift 50% of fall applied phosphorus to liquid starter applied with the planter
  2. Split apply nitrogen during the growing season, when the plant needs it
  3. Band nutrients to gain fertilizer efficiency

Apply Fertilizer Strategically

Applying fertilizer at the wrong time causes your crop to miss out on the nutrients it needs.  Watch the video above to find out what happens to nutrients when they are not applied at the proper time.

 

Integrate Starter into Your Program

When setting up your fertility program and calculating economics, it is important to look at all of your applications as a system, and to take into account the efficiencies that are associated with banded fertilizer.

 

Split Applications of Nitrogen Pay

Think about your nitrogen program from the crop's perspective; when does the crop need nitrogen?  Where does the crop get its nitrogen?  When looking at the answers to these questions it begins to make sense that nitrogen that is applied during the growing season and placed in the soil provides the greatest yield from the same amount of fertilizer.

 

Banding Nutrients Increases Utilization

When nutrients are banded at the spot where the crop needs them vs. broadcast across the entire field, there is a gain in efficiency of that fertilizer that needs to be taken into account when calculating the economics of a fertility program

 

FurrowJet Places Starter Where the Plant needs it

Since phosphorus should be incorporated into your nutrient program with dollars reallocated, banded instead of broadcast, and placed right where the plant needs it, FurrowJet is the best way to place starter fertilizer.  The tri-band placement of FurrowJet feeds the seedling roots and early crown roots to avoid hidden hunger and early yield loss.  The tri-band also ensures that the plant is uptaking all of the P.  

Incorporate FurrowJet into your nutrient program to maximize your phosphorus dollar.

 

Conceal puts Nitrogen Where it Should Go

As part of a split applied nitrogen program, Conceal is the answer for precise Nitrogen application with the planter.  Conceal places fertilizer for perfect uptake by the plant, even around curves or in rough terrain.  Conceal also keeps the planter clean, while ensuring that the fertilizer is in the soil, where it is not lost.  Our research has shown that a split applied nitrogen program incorporating Conceal always pays.

 

Get Fertilizer Rate Right

The right placement is a large part of maximizing your fertility dollar, but getting the rate right is also critical.  Ensuring that each row, each plant really, is getting exactly what it needs will ensure maximimum profitability.  vApplyHD is controlled by the 20|20 and allows you to not only control rate across the planter or toolbar, but have the knowledge in the cab that you are getting the rate correct. 

Pair vApplyHD with FurrowJet and Conceal for the ultimate in rate and placement accuracy to get the most out of your nutrient dollar.

 

Proven Practices to Get the Most out of your Nutrient Dollar

  1. Shift 50% of fall applied phosphorus to liquid starter applied with the planter
  2. Split apply nitrogen during the growing season, when the plant needs it
  3. Band nutrients to gain fertilizer efficiency
 

Success with Proven Principles

Chad has put these nutrient management principles into practice on his farm and has seen returns when pairing these practices with Conceal, FurrowJet, and vApply on his planter.

 

20|20 Controls the Sidedress Pass, too.

Marc has used Precision Planting products on his planter for years, so using 20|20 on his sidedress bar made sense as he moved to in-season nitrogen applications.