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 Use with starter, in-furrow, 2x2x2, Y-DROP, banding, foliar, etc. applications

Using SmartNute products is a great addition to your "toolbox" like strip-till and cover crops, but without the sky-high equipment cost, learning curve and maintenance expense in time, labor and money lost.

 

With an added per acre cost as low as $2.80 and greater profitability / ROI, it's a win-win.

QUICK MIX – Whatever size tank you use, divide the total number of gallons the tank holds by 30 and this will tell you the number of drops to add to the tank.

 

For example, let's say you normally use a 300-gallon tank filled with NPK, micros/bios, etc. Divide 300 by 30 and you get 10 drops. Always round up. If you have a 75-gallon tank, use 3 drops.  A 50-gallon tank, use 2 drops, etc. 

 

Run comparison strips with your next application when using SmartNute products on all your acres. Remember, use only one drop of SmartNute products per each 30 gallons of tank mix.

RECOMMENDATION:

Begin using SmartNute products with METHOD #2 at any time during the growing season to enhance your plant health and yield.

 

The following season begin reducing your fertilizer too if you have enough soil organic matter as described in METHOD #1. Farmers prefer to begin using 50% less fertilizer, then 75% less.

METHOD #1: REDUCE FERTILIZER -- For example, in a 300 gallon tank mix you now add 50%-75% less of the fertilizer you normally use. Next, top off your tank with regular water and mix your solution with the added water -- add SNX30.

 

Apply the solution to your field just as you would for a full rate of fertilizer. When reducing fertilizer 50%-75%, ensure you have at least 2.5% soil organic matter. You can use this application to place the fertilizer in furrow without burning the seed when using starter fertilizer.

 

METHOD #2: MORE YIELD -- If you have less than 2.5% but at least 1% soil organic matter, then use SmartNute products with a full rate of fertilizer to increase yield up to 12 bpa or more depending on soil organic matter and crop type (up to nearly 17% more with wheat).

 

When using this method and a full rate of fertilizer with SmartNute products do not place the fertilizer next to the seed. 

METHOD #3: REDUCE FERTILIZER and INCREASE YIELD TOGETHER -- If you have 2.5% or greater soil organic matter, then you have the option to use SmartNute products with a full rate or partial rate of fertilizer to reduce fertilizer and increase yield together.

 

A higher percentage of soil organic matter allows you to reduce fertilizer more and get an even greater yield too.

 

When using this method and a full rate of fertilizer with SmartNute products do not place the fertilizer next to the seed. 

Make sure your soil pH is in the recommended range for highest yield. 

 

When making your tank mix and test strips keep this thought in mind... "Why is there never enough time to do it right the first time, but always enough time to do it right the second?"

The Hidden Culprit Robbing Your Yield and Profitability

It's not very sexy, until you consider how it can rob your profitability through excessive fertilizer applications and your yield through poor nutrient uptake.

 

There's a lot of talk about fertilizer application, strip-till, no-till, cover crops and more. But, the foundation to all of these best practices is correct soil pH.

 

Check out the graph below and see how you've been robbing yourself without knowing it. Target 6.5 pH for corn and 5.8 to 6.2 for a corn/soybean rotation:

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