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.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.
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.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.
Every year, PCT | Sunrise® deploys research plots across Ohio. The plots test current and future products available for growers. The datasets help with placement and recommended environments that PCT products can be utilized to improve crop performance!
Check out the latest PCT in the Field video that covers the 2020 PCT soybean trial data set! Leading the discussion is PCT Sales Agronomist Jonah T. Johnson and Research Agronomist Bryan Reeb.
Don’t let your soybean field retreat too easily
The death of a soybean plant follows a pre-determined path. You first notice a few yellow leaves on plants. Then several more yellow leaves follow with the leaves rapidly falling off the plant. At this time if you walk through a soybean field if you touch the petiole still attached to the stem it will break off the plant with just a light touch. Stems go next.
The plant is simply digesting all available starch and minerals remaining in tissue in order to maximize grain fill. When we hear complaints of green stem in beans at harvest this typically is associated with higher grain yield as the soil was able to mineralize more nutrition late season and provide beans a more peaceful end.
Later this summer, soybeans in their early reproductive stages will similarly march toward
self-destruction, believing the short-term goal of filling seeds is aligned with your broader production targets. Soybeans will sacrifice roots and abandon nodules at late V5 and V6, cutting off nitrogen supply. Leaves, unable to maintain protein, will lose photosynthetic capabilities and, in turn, be cannibalized to fill beans. Yields will retreat from what they could have been if they had better command of the plant’s resources.
Plant development must include a balance of resource allocations. Some resources should be used for immediate needs, while others maintained for future plant needs.
In the soybean plant at R3, a balancing act should occur with sugar. The plant has an immediate need to develop pods and nourish developing seeds. At the same time, the plant must invest in roots and nodules for nutrient uptake and nitrogen fixation to produce new leaves that make sugar to fill future pods and seeds.
However, too often at R3, a soybean plant fills the first seeds and invests in the future. It doesn’t maintain roots. It doesn’t make new leaves. It raids nutrients from existing leaves to move them to seeds. Early-setting seeds, seize all the sugar they can get, then release a barrage of hormones that force pods to abort.
A soybean plant exemplifies this poor strategy for two reasons. As a legume that requires far more nitrogen than corn for grain fill, it’s decision to prematurely stop support for the roots and nodules that supply this nitrogen has a dramatic effect on crop yield and quality. Secondly, soybean yield is not determined early, like corn. Late-season behavior continues to affect seed number and yield.
What can be done about it? As growers we may better command these processes with soybean finisher products that improve crop growth and seed production. Unlike many other yield-improving practices, these new technologies are deployed later in the season, instead of being crammed in with other early-season applications.
Our most fundamental tactic is to ensure soybeans have adequate nutrition. Potassium, manganese and boron are critical in maintaining leaf tissue and the adequate movement of sugars throughout the plants. Micronutrients are best fed through the leaf; in dry soils, foliar potassium is important.
Supplemental nitrogen can be used and may increase the amount of nitrogen as protein harvested with the crop. Beans use about 6# of N for each bushel produced. However, mid to late season N applications have been highly inconsistent providing return on investment.
Plant growth regulator gibberellin will help facilitate sugar movement to roots, while auxin and salicylic acid (aspirin) will suppress production of ethylene – a gas that triggers plant stress responses, including leaf senescence (death). Properly timed foliar fungicides have also demonstrated ability to reduce ethylene senescence as well.
In the future, the solution to soybeans that mature too soon may be to “apply two aspirins and call me when your bin is full.”
Progressive Crop Technology offers a late-season nutrient product, PCT Soybean Finisher to consider.Soybeans and Potassium
Potassium’s primary plant function is to regulate the direction of water flow between cells and different plant tissues. The xylem and the phloem, which is the plants “plumbing,” relies on potassium to direct its direction of flow. The xylem moves water and nutrients upward and outward while the phloem moves sugars and water downward toward roots. Just as in your home plumbing, higher pressure in one plant region (like your water main) will push sap towards areas of lower pressure (like an open faucet)
Leaves act as solar panels that are switched on during the day. Just as a lightning rod absorbs static electricity and harmlessly channels it to ground, leaves depend on converting potent solar energy to sugars that can be safely transferred and stored. Plants absorb sunlight which is converted to energy via photosynthesis. The plant uses water – H2O + C – carbon from carbon dioxide in the air to make plant sugar or sucrose – C12H22O11. Plant sugars are then respired at night through chemical reactions in the plant to fuel plant and seed growth. The ultimate goal of a plant is to simply produce as many potential offspring as possible. Our goal is to manipulate the plant into producing large numbers of offspring and have the offspring be as large as possible.
Potash soil test levels have widely declined during the past several years, and need to be more closely monitored. Growing conditions that limit uptake of nutrients include reduced root mass from excessive soil moisture early for some and periods of very dry soil where potassium and other nutrients are held tightly to the soil and thus are not available for plant uptake. Potash is a mobile nutrient in the plant so deficiencies typically show as yellow tips at the lower leaves of the plant. One interesting aspect is that aphids love beans that are low in potassium levels. It is very common to the largest aphid populations on soy plants with low K levels.
If you are witnessing these conditions in your crop, what can you do? Consider a foliar fertilizer that directs potassium directly to plant leaves. Often, it is tempting to reduce foliar fertilizer cost by focusing on one or two nutrients. Effective fertilization, however, depends on having adequate potassium to distribute sugars (and foliar nutrients) to other plant parts.
Don’t stand by while your soybeans go into shock. Give them a shot of potassium with their next foliar feeding.