Honeycrisp apples are the hardest to grow and the most prone to difficulties. Bitter pit, a disorder most commonly linked to calcium deficiencies in the fruit, is one of those difficulties. And it can happen to anybody. It’s endemic to the Honeycrisp variety and growers are paying more attention to the risk factors that impact […]
ESCALON, CA – A multi-year trial by a leading independent research contractor, Brooks Bauer, (Two Bees Agricultural Research & Consulting) has found that the new Agro-K non-phosphite foliar and soil nutrient program produced statistically significant increases of almond nut meat yield, tree growth, and overall tree health. Nut meat yield increased 486 lb./ac in 2015 […]
Here’s something to ruminate on. Near Scottsbluff, Nebraska a farmer-rancher found over the last winter that his cattle preferred grazing Bio-Mulch™ 7-0-0 treated corn stubble so much that for a remarkably long time they wouldn’t even bother with the neighbor’s untreated half-pivot. And consider the production economics that resulted. The cattle required less supplemental feed […]
Growers looking to increase nut yields, achieve larger nuts and minimize alternate bearing problems should consider adding key nutrients that have early season peak demand to their hull split and codling moth sprays. Now is the best opportunity to effect 2017 yields – not in the spring. Cool spring soil temperatures limit nutrient uptake and […]
High-quality, high-yielding nut crops require a robust, healthy tree root rhizosphere where natural soil born organisms improve the availability and efficiency of soil fertilizers to complement fast-acting prescriptive foliar nutrition programs. Agro-K Corporation’s new BioMax™ Dual Action + feeds and activates native beneficial bacteria and fungi to make more soil nutrients plant-available and grower investment […]
Blueberry and cane berry growers in the Midwest and eastern states are now past the fruit set stage and into the fruit “cell-division” stage. This stage occurs for about 3-4 weeks post fruit set. It is the period of time where individual cells in the fruit divide rapidly. This 3-4 week window is one of […]
Due to continuing concerns about the use of phosphite based inputs in walnuts and other nut crops as a result of European Union regulations, Agro-K, in 2015 began multi-year trials with two independent contractors, Brooks Bauer with Two Bees Agricultural Research & Consulting, Escalon CA and Steve Deitz of Sawtooth Ag Research, Woodlake, CA, to […]
Due to continuing concerns about the use of phosphite based inputs in almonds and other nut crops as a result of European Union regulations, Agro-K, in 2015 began a multi-year trial with independent contractor, Brooks Bauer of Two Bees Agricultural Research & Consulting in Escalon CA, to demonstrate that a comprehensive Agro-K soil and foliar […]
In the fall, vineyard management focuses on harvest and then preparing the vines for winter. But this also is an ideal time to give some attention to the late-season needs of roots and the biosphere. An application of BioMax™ Dual Action + will amplify root development and beneficial soil microbial activity leading to improved nutrient […]
BioMax™ Dual Action + is a powerful multi-faceted soil fertilizer that was designed to address the new realities nut growers face. • Decreasing water supplies. • Increasing soil salinity. • The 2014 European Union ruling on phosphite residues in nut meat, which prevents growers from using phosphite products. Orchard management practices must account for and […]
Nutrient management is key to improving fruit set, volume of wine Upper Midwest soils have always been perfect for bumper crops of corn and soybeans and are increasingly becoming a source of award-winning grapes for wine. Just as row-crop farmers apply manure, potash or other supplements to their soil to boost nutrient levels, vineyard owners […]
Potato Grower Magazine Corn Residue Feature Story Goodbye Corn Crowns Helping microbes digest residue earlier reduces late nitrogen “In-season monitoring of petiole tests of nitrate levels showed we were getting more consistent and predictable release of organic nitrogen components in the soil, We want the nitrogen available early to mid-season and then we need reduced […]
“Treating some of our orchards with Sysstem-Pecan™ and other Sysstem® Series foliar nutrients in 2014 gave the trees better health and vibrancy with a longer growth season than we saw in the orchards that weren’t treated. We hope that a late-season Sysstem-Pecan™ treatment will help reduce the alternate bearing we normally would expect to see […]
The roller-coaster weather patterns that so often have been severe the past couple of years have seriously stressed grape vines. The result by veraison: stalled maturity and potassium deficiency that can threaten grape and juice quality. Weather gyrations have gone from polar vortex to long, cold and very wet spring seasons, to hot weather, then […]
Micronutrients important for 2014 pecan tree vigor and yield
Growers find that post-harvest nutrition sprays improve grapevine hardening off in winter and store vital nutrients needed early next spring.
Agro-K plays vital role in assuring college’s farm-focused Specialty Crops education program continues to inform and assist growers.
Potassium is important for grapevines to function and is one of the most frequent nutritional deficiencies of vines.