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A Better Way to Farm Podcast

Jun 25, 2019

Today we want to talk about how to increase pollination In past video’s we’ve talked about one of the nutrients that's negatively charged & also increases nitrogen utilization.  This nutrient does not translocate well in a plant. Therefore, we need it available throughout the growing season.  Boron is responsible for reproduction, adequate pollination and silking. As we look at our soil tests across America, the majority of the soil tests we look at are boron deficient. If you look at your soil test and you have less than 0.8 parts per million, you are Boron deficient. And we see tests much lower than that. Boron needs to be addressed because It's going to cost you serious money if you don't fix that need.

How do we do that? Well, if we're going to be out in the field with chemicals or post emerge application, it's real easy. We can apply Boron then. If we're side dressing, we can apply some Boron with our Nitrogen. Or we can do it from an airplane.  Boron needs to be available throughout the growing season so it is not a nutrient that is well suited for a one shot fix upfront. We need to apply a little bit, a little bit, a little bit, so every time we're out there we can address that.  Tune in to Today’s podcast for more details. Feel free to call Rod at 641-919-1206.