Verified FBN Member (IA)
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Agronomy

Anyone use amplify D on corn? Also looking for an in furrow starter to try.

Verified FBN Member (IN)
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I run 2 gal 10-34-0 and 2 gal H2O mix. If your fertility is weak it may be wise to do something a little more fancy. But that mix this is darn cheap compared to any 6-24-6 and if you have good soil fertility I saw no benefit when I did a trail in 2018.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

We have tried a 6 24 6 last year and a similar one the year before. The first year test strips we tried said it hurt yield at 5 gallon. We tried 3 gallon last year and some showed a little boost but not much. We have pretty good fertility so maybe we need to try something somewhere else. We traded planters 2 years ago and put a lot of precision on it plus this in furrow starter system. Love everything else just trying to get the roi out of the starter system.

Verified FBN Member (MO)

Used amplify D for several year, helps seedling vigor, and emergence. 1st year test strips saw between 1000 to 2000 better stand. Switched 3 years ago to Amplify L for better coverage.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

We run a bulk fill planter is it just put on like graphite talc or is it more of a seed treatment like illevo.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I like to use the Amplify D as a box applied fertilizer with zinc in dry form to replace talc. Uniform coverage is optimal. It is PFR proven to get 2+ Roi. This is a Conklin product which I can help you get or gain lifetime membership to get wholesale pricing and 2 day ProAg class. Starter and foliar fertilizer have been my pursuit the last couple years also.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

We have a bulk fill planter. Do you just apply it when filling planter? Can it hurt the seed if it doesn’t get applied evenly or to much on some. Was going to go away from graphite and possibly try Dust this year but would like to try some amplify D to.

Verified FBN Member (MO)

Better the coverage better the results. I use amp L to make sure I get the best coverage. If I run short on seed and have to use amp D I have a Milwaukee screw gun with a paint stirrer.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Ag Concepts makes a product called ZyDrive. It's a mix of humic and a biological blend. Started using it last year and will run it again this year.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

I use amplify D has been beneficial better stands evener emergence + ROI . I also used 8-16-11-2s in furrow (Conklin) just a couple thoughts the low salts & ortho/poly ratios ? Been told to use less to 1/2 as many gallons because readily available making cost an acre closer to 10-34-0? That being said soil sample & spend money on micros & anything you may be short I also like to foliar feed so I pick starter that works for both! I'm trying 7-22-2 from FBN this year on some & will add micros as need

Verified FBN Member (IA)

How do you get it evenly on the seed? Seed treater or just dump in bulk tanks as filling?

Verified FBN Member (NE)

I have boxes on planter wear mask & gloves hand mix not ideal amplify L probably work better for bigger operations?

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I use Amplify L and have seen good results with improved stand. I built my own seed Treater for beans so I run corn through it and put on Amplify L.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I heard a guy put Amplify L in a hand sprayer and sprayed it on the corn as it went from his seed tender into his bulk fill planter.

Verified FBN Member (MI)

I have used Amplify D for the last 10 years. Highly recommend it if you are trying to plant early in cold soils.

Verified FBN Member (KS)

Using amp L for better coverage for several years. Agronomist said keep doing what you’ve been doing the plant health looks excellent.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Do you apply as you fill planter or is it a seed treatment before going into the tender? I want to try some but didn’t know if you just dump it in tank and stir every so often.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

Does anyone have any side by side yield data showing a yield increase? i had zero yield bump in 2018, so trying to justify it.

Verified FBN Member (SD)

I tried a new product call Pivot Bio - Proven this year. Split an 80 acre corn field in half. Microbiology liquid put in furrow, mixed with my starter. It attaches to the roots and creates amonia, providing 25 lbs or more of unleachable nitrogen to the plant all year. I was really surprised by what I saw. Greener stalks and leaves, longer fuller ears, and the treated side was about a 7 to 10 days ahead of the untreated side. Matured sooner and dried down faster. Same brand, planted same day, same fertility. Had about 7 bushels better yield. My neighbor tried it as well, he had about 10 bushels better. I am planning on 4 different corn fields in 2020, going to do a split test on all the fields. I pulled samples every week from Aug. 5th to Sept. 18. I have lots of pictures. I would recommend trying it on at least a few acres.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Did you use pivot bio again this year they are new to central Nebraska thinking of using it on blows and up here.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Used it on over 500 acres. Was hoping for some good results. Left test strips in every field for there guarantee. Sent data in and it actually showed it decreased are yield. Was dissatisfied and will be trying it on a lot less acres this year. We haven’t had much luck with finding something that works for us in furrow.

Verified FBN Member (SD)
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My Proven trials in 2020 were variable. 1 field was 6 bu better, 1 was 12 bu better (were I reduced Nitrogen), 1 field was 3 bu less. The last field was massively hurt by too much water.

That gives me about a 5 bu ave. increase across all acres. That's enough for me to keep using it. Gonna keep testing reducing some Nitrogen.

Brandon, how did the guarantee work out?

Verified FBN Member (AR)

***, how much pivot bio did you use in furrow? Think we are going to try this spring but not sure on the amount

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Sorry it took so long to respond, *****.

Use 12.8oz / acre.

Verified FBN Member (KS)

We are looking at some no salt *****’s and Surecrop

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