Finish Strong with GrainMaker.
The GrainMaker® family of products help your crop finish strong and resist late-season diseases to maximize yield at harvest. Complete your crop nutrient management program with finisher that gives your corn and soybeans a final boost. GrainMaker® provides growth promoting rhizobacteria to enhance the division of cells as well as leaf and root growth. For corn, the added sugar promotes pollen tube growth and fertilization to full out each ear of corn. Soybeans also receive boron and sugar to move nutrients throughout the plant, retain flowers and fill pods.
Corn Finisher: a tassel applied nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and boron nutrient blend.
Soy Finisher: a nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, boron and manganese nutrient blend applied during growth stages R1-R5.
Applying a PCT | Sunrise® finisher in the last stages of growth gives your crop the additional nutrition they need to develop to their full potential and also increase tolerances to common foliar diseases. GrainMaker finishers from PCT | Sunrise are compatible with fungicides and insecticides to make application easy and reduce your trips across the field. Contact your PCT | Sunrise team to finish strong with GrainMaker.Is Your Corn Experiencing Rapid Growth and You’re Wondering About Your Herbicide Options?
Is Your Corn Experiencing Rapid Growth and You’re Wondering About Your Herbicide Options?
The 2023 corn crop has finally began the “rapid growth” stage across Ohio and many growers are asking about what their herbicide options are with varying growth stages and heights within fields. Listen in this week as we revisit this very topic from last growing season.
PCT Shorts: Staging Corn in Varying Growing Conditions
Today’s PCT Short covers staging your corn in varying growing conditions when staging based on leaf growth may not be accurate.
JJ in the Field: Is Your Corn Outgrowing Your Herbicide? Do You Know Your Corn’s Growth Stage?
Rapid corn growth, varying plant size across fields make it very challenging to make “on-label” herbicide applications. Tune in as we talk about some popular corn herbicides and associated label “cut-offs” and use rates.A Solution to Help with Stress Tolerance
A Solution to Help with Stress Tolerance
BioBuild® C-Green Amino + II is a seaweed extract fortified with organic acids in combination with N-amino acids + a soil penetrating agent to help any plant mitigate stress. C-Green Amino + II can be used in corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa and veggies as in-furrow/2×2 starter, transplant water solution or foliar application with crop protection products, fertilizer, or other biological products. We recommend applying C-Green Amino + II just prior to a stress event or immediately following the event for best activity and faster recovery.
Why C-Green Amino + II?
C-Green Amino + II provides stress mitigation to the plant later in the season and under hot and dry or cool and wet conditions. Formulated for in-furrow, 2×2 and foliar applications, this product can be mixed with crop protection, fertilizer or other biological products when applied as a foliar application. C-Green Amino + II includes a soil penetrating agent to keep the seaweed extract, organic acids and amino acids in the soil profile available to the plant without losing them through the soil with water leachate. The seaweed extracts in C-Green Amino + II are loaded with natural plant-growth hormones such as auxins and cytokinins and fortified with organic acids with N-amino acids in one application. Organic acids work even better when combined with seaweed extracts; they hold onto plant-growth hormones in an exchangeable form to amplify their effects on plants.
What are the benefits of Amino Acids?
Plants have the capacity to biosynthesize all the amino acids required from nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. The biosynthesis of amino acids is complex and energy consuming. As such, the application of amino acids allows the plant to save energy on this process which can be dedicated to improving plant development during critical growth stages or times of stress.
Amino acids are fundamental to a plant for protein synthesis. Naturally produced N-amino acids, found in C-Green Amino+ II, are synthesized by the plant at specific phases of development. These phases include nitrogen mobilization in germinating seeds, nitrogen recycling in vegetative cells in response to stress and nitrogen remobilization during seed embryogenesis. The supplement of amino acids in essential quantities can improve the overall quality of crops leading to improved yield potential.
C-Green Amino + II application works best in-furrow or in transplant water solutions. The application use-rate should be increased when applied away from the seed or roots in a below ground application. C-Green Amino + II should be applied at the V3-V5 stage in corn and/or later in beans, but consult with your Sunrise Agronomy Solutions Advisor for final application timing.
Welcome back to PCT Shorts, I’m Jonah Johnson – so the question of today is, is black cutworm going to be a problem for Ohio corn growers this year?
So if we monitor a lot of the trapping networks that the universities, such as Purdue, University of Kentucky and Ohio State University have established this year, we’ve noted that there has been an increase in the brood that has been brought up into the northern part of the US.
So this insect is not overwinter in Ohio, has to be brought up by the strong winds that we’ve experienced back in April from the south and southwest. Now questions have been asked. We’ve had an awful lot of winds that have moved directly from the north to the south. How can this past still be an issue? So that pest did get moved up here.
The Ohio State network trap has actually shown some moth captures in northern Ohio. So this is something I just want you guys to be aware of and black cutworm could be a problem for Ohio corn growers this year. So if you notice, like in the field behind me here, we had some dense chickweed and overwintering annuals that is very attractive for these moths to come and lay their eggs into.
And so with knowing that we have the potential in the neighborhood and late planting and some some young corn that will be emerging if it hasn’t planted or is to be planted just to keep an eyeball on for this pest, now this pest when the larvae hatches it can cut plants once it gets to those larvae that are in that fourth instar, when that three quarters of an inch long, that’s when they’re quite ravenous when they get bigger and at the typically want to pupate and they’re not as much of a problem.
Black cutworm larvae with cut corn plant
Now some traits in the corn seeds such as the the stalk boring genetic trait packages can help deter feeding and protect against that. But when you have an escalated number we still get can get plants that can be cut. Now insecticides can be useful for this, but the problem is, is that the residuals are quite short on that.
Protect and Defend Your Crops with Croprotek. Our Croprotek® lineup of products is designed to defend your crop from insects, weeds, diseases and nitrogen loss at varying growth stages. Croprotek seed treatments are custom blended with options such as fungicide, insecticide, and a dry seed finisher to provide superior protection in soybean production. The treatments include “early season” nutrition to assist in uniform emergence, vigor and health with our corn seed overtreatment.
2,4-D LV6: a Group-4 solventless ester 2,4-D herbicide formulation for agricultural weed control.
Atrazine 4L: a Group-5 Atrazine herbicide for season-long weed control in a 4 pound gallon.
Metribuzin EXT: a Group-5 Metribuzin herbicide for control of certain grasses and broadleaf weeds in an extruded formulation.
MetriChlor Pre: a metribuzin/S-metolachlor herbicide blend for control of certain grasses and broadleaf weeds in potatoes and soybeans.
Corn Seed Overtreatment: a seed overtreatment with early-season micronutrients and other beneficial ingredients via seed-applied treatment “on top” of a previously applied fungicide and insecticide seed treatment.
Soybean Seed Overtreatment: a seed overtreatment with early season micronutrients and other beneficial attributes applied “on top” of a previously applied fungicide and insecticide seed treatment.
Premium ST: a premium custom blend fungicide and insecticide soybean seed treatment.
Standard ST: a custom blend fungicide only soybean seed treatment.
N-Save: an NBPT (N-(nbutyl) thiophosphoric triamide)-based nitrogen stabilizer for use with urea-based nitrogen fertilizers, preventing ammonia volatilization.
N-Save Pro: is an NBPT (N-(nbutyl) thiophosphoric triamide) and DCD (Dicyandiamide) combination nitrogen stabilizer that provides protection against volatility, leaching and denitrification in both below and above ground applications of urea and urea containing fertilizers.
Permeate SC: a proprietary blend of ammonium laurel sulfate (ALS) fortified with organic acids developed to improve downward water movement and increase infiltration into the soil profile.
These products have been specially formulated to defend your crop at multiple growth stages and are compatible with other seed treatments, inoculants, pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers. Contact a PCT | Sunrise representative for more information on how to Protect and Defend Your Crops with PCT Croprotek.Advance With AdjuTec Adjuvants Products
Advance your crop with PCT | Sunrise® AdjuTec adjuvant line of products. PCT | Sunrise AdjuTec adjuvants help your crop protection products for corn, soybeans and wheat be more effective throughout application and the growing season. Advance with these AdjuTec adjuvants products:
AMS Gold Plus: a water conditioning agent combined with ammonium sulfate and surfactant.
AMS Tru: a spray adjuvant with AMS specifically designed for glufosinate herbicide programs.
COC-HL II: highly concentrated blend of emulsifiers and paraffin oil.
DRT Plus: deposition aid/drift control agent that improves the droplet spectrum of spray solutions without altering the viscosity of the solution.
Last Shot® II: a deposition aid formulated with an AMS-Free water conditioner that significantly improves uniform coverage, adhesion and penetration of the active ingredients through waxy or weather-hardened cuticles in adverse conditions early or late in the season for select herbicides.
MSO-HL II: highly concentrated blend of emulsifiers and methylated seed oil.
NIS 90/10: nonionic spray adjuvant.
Zephyr II: an NPE-free oil emulsion deposition and drift management agent specifically designed to suppress off-target drift and increase contact activity and penetration of spray applications. Can be used for ground and/or air application.
Zephyr Prime: a low-use replacement for oil adjuvants and surfactants.
The AdjuTec adjuvant product line up provides the widest range of applications and effective control across various environmental conditions. They prevent drift and promote compatibility with nutritional products. Advance with AdjuTec adjuvants products. Contact a PCT | Sunrise representative for more information on advancing your crop protection.BioBuild & StandUp Products Improve Crop Nutrition
BioBuild® and StandUp® products work together to improve crop nutrition & yield potential. BioBuild N198 w/MIC Nitrogen Management Aid combines a select group of concentrated beneficial microbes with an organic food source applied as a nitrogen management aid for enhanced early growth, vigor and to develop a larger root mass in a corn crop. StandUp Fertizol® Zn increases the length of time zinc is available to the plant. It allows zinc, phosphorus and other micronutrients already present in the soil to be more available for plant uptake.
In a 2-year average BioBuild N198 w/MIC Nitrogen Management Aid had a +3.7 bushel advantage for corn. Find more information on the BioBuild N198 w/MIC Nitrogen Management Aid sell sheet.
In a 3-year average StandUp Fertizol Zn had a +3.8 bushel advantage for corn and a +2.7 bushel advantage for soybeans. Find more information on the StandUp Fertizol Zn sell sheet.
Have further questions? Reach out to a PCT | Sunrise representative today.
Take a closer look at how PCT | Sunrise® performed at the Precision Planting PTI farm in Pontiac, Ill. Join PCT | Sunrise Sales Agronomist Jonah Johnson and Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb to review the results.
PCT | Sunrise performed well at the PTI Farm for the second year in a row. Nutritional treatments were applied as “in-furrow” applications.
Watch the video below for the full summary!