Verified FBN Member (MN)

Agronomy

What are you guys doing for liquid fertilizer rates directly in the trench for soybeans?

Im a first generation farmer with an old 7100 jd planter with liquid fertilizer going directly in the trench it’s not set up with 2by2 or anything like that.. I ran 3 gallons of 3-18-18 and 5 gallons of water this last spring for a total of 8gallons per acre so I had a steady flow throughout the trench. Now my question, is 3 gallons of product to much for the seed? Is 5 gallons of water just ruining and diluting the product? Thanks everyone!

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It's a salt issue on newly germinating seed. Look for low salt starters if you want to take the fert rate higher. Label should have max reco...

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Verified FBN Member (SD)

You are what I would call in the safe zone because soybeans are very sensitive like ***** said. I was a coop salesman for 10 years so spent ...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

So are you saying that liquid fertilizer in the trench is pointless and a waste of money? Will I see a yield difference?

Verified FBN Member (SD)

On soybeans yes provided there is somewhat adequate phosphorus available in my experience. Not saying it's exact science. Split a field you ...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

I actually did that this last year I ran 3-18-18, a little 0-0-25-17S, micros and sugar, which was recommended for us going off soil sample...

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Verified FBN Member (OH)

Look in the proven products in the Becks PFR book on there website.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Use a low salt starter, I use 2 gallons 2 15 19 but not directly on seed, use a splitter on your seed firmer

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

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I’m having a hard time understanding the the splitter.. I know what your talking about I’ve been told to put on some Keeton seed firmers wit...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

Yes, keeton seed firmers push the seed down for better seed to soil contact, without the splitter the starter will go on the seed which is f...

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Verified FBN Member (IA)

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I was able to break through my yield ceiling of 70 bu beans last year using an in furrow program. Feel free to call me on how I was set up ...

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Verified FBN Member (MN)

I will for sure give you a shout! Thanks I appreciate that!

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