Increased Nodulation Can Equal More Soybean Yield

CHOOSE THE RIGHT INOCULANT FOR BEST PAYBACK

The math is pretty simple:

Increased nodulation equals more fixed nitrogen which can translate into more yield. For Manitoba soybean growers, the key is trusting the right inoculant to deliver the most bottom-line benefits.

Most soybean growers in Manitoba use BioStacked inoculants. They perform better than single-action inoculants and have proven to be the most important new step forward in soybean inoculant technology. Nodulator N/T from Becker Underwood is the only BioStacked inoculant commercially available in Manitoba. Nodulator N/T is stacked with multiple beneficial biologicals working together synergistically with the soybean root system to deliver enhanced performance.

MORE RHIZOBIA EQUALS MORE YIELD

Rhizobia (Bradyrhizobium japonicum ) are the active ingredient in all soybean inoculant products and they fix nitrogen.

The amount of rhizobia in an inoculant is measured in colony forming units (CFU). Not all inoculants deliver the same amount of rhizobia. When you use Nodulator N/T sterile peat, you get 2.5 times more Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteria CFU per gram than what’s in a competitive single-action peat inoculant and 1.5 times the rhizobia when comparing the liquid formulations.

NODULATING TRIGGER TECHNOLOGY TAKES YIELD EVEN HIGHER

Unlike single-action inoculants, Nodulator N/T employs two beneficial biologicals. The Bradyrhizobium japonicum bacteria are joined by the beneficial organism Bacillus subtilis which acts as a Nodulating Trigger.

Bacillus subtilis enhances nitrogen fixation by rhizobia through the promotion of significantly increased root mass and nodule formation. It’s known as a plant growth promoting rhizobacterium (PGPR) and is a patented strain formulated into Becker Underwood’s BioStacked inoculants. Bacillus subtilis is well known in scientific and regulatory communities for its ability to promote plant growth.

Bacillus subtilis also forms a “protective sheath” around the root system that can exclude or suppress the development of common disease organisms. Although not a currently registered label claim in Canada, in the United States the EPA recognizes Bacillus subtilis activity on Fusarium, Rhizoctonia, Alternaria, and Aspergillus, to name but a few.

MORE ROOTS = MORE ANCHOR POINTS = MORE NODULE DEVELOPMENT = MORE POTENTIAL N FIXATION

This second biological promotes greater root and nodule biomass, faster canopy closure, and ultimately higher yields. The significantly increased root system allows for more effective and efficient nutrient use, including phosphate. Better above-ground vigour also speeds crop to canopy closure by as many as three to five days.

BOTTOM LINE: PROVEN YIELD PERFORMANCE IN MANITOBA

Nodulator brand soybean inoculants are designed to increase crop performance under Manitoba growing conditions. Whether it’s BioStacked liquid, BioStacked sterile peat, or the new Spherical Granules, Nodulator inoculants deliver performance you can count on.

BETTER HANDLING THROUGH SPHERICAL GRANULES

Nodulator Spherical Granules deliver better handling, placement and performance.

A durable, uniformly sized, dust-free granule that is more tolerant to humidity is only part of the upside to the Spherical Granule formulation. Precise placement of the inoculant is also important for a soybean crop. The uniform size of Nodulator Spherical Granules allows for superior flow, more accurate metering, and precise placement in the furrow. When germinating seeds and developing root systems have easy access to the inoculant, they nodulate and fix nitrogen, leading to more vigorous and robust plants.

For more information on Nodulator N/T and Nodulator Spherical Granule soybean inoculants, please contact Jeff Bereza at (204) 856-6100.

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