Whether you are growing peas, edible dry beans, lentils or peanuts, a successful season starts with Science-Driven nutrition. Producing a high-yield crop with excellent pod fill, strong seed set, healthy roots and desirable seed size is a matter of well-informed decision making.
At Agro-K, we concentrate on the Five R’s: Growers achieve the best results when they use the Right nutrient applied at the Right time in the Right formulation in the Right mix targeting the Right place in the plant. Science-Driven nutrition offers growers the program and the tools to accurately and effectively address their crop’s specific needs, while minimizing product waste.
By taking an analytical approach, Agro-K focuses on measuring key metrics in order to deliver the most effective crop management programs and solutions. These Science-Driven tools help growers maximize their marketable yield and, consequently, their profits. Overall, the Five R’s help growers achieve consistent success and an elevated economic performance. Read on to learn more about the edible legumes crop grouping.
The best way to influence yield in this crop category is to use Science-Driven Five-R nutrition to strengthen bloom and set, as well as maximize seed expansion and achieve more complete pod fill. This means delivering the right nutrients at the right time.
For peas, dry edible beans, garbanzo beans and lentils, the two most significant timings are leaf and root development and early bloom. While the specifics will vary slightly depending on the specific crop and operation, these are the primary nutrition windows growers will want to hit.
Legumes, in particular, significantly benefit from zinc, manganese and magnesium. Depending on the crop and soil pH, some legumes also require copper, molybdenum, boron and iron to produce a consistently high-yield, high-quality crop.
Because the Agro-K products have been designed for the Five R’s, they are very best tools to utilize for this crop grouping and are quite compatible with the free ride applications of insecticides, miticides and/or fungicides at the critical timings.
Fundamentally, the crop yields will depend on good root and leaf development to form the foundation. Proper foliar applications of these nutrient formulations in early bloom will then beneficially improve set, pod fill and seed size. In certain high-value situations, there may be an additional application required in late bloom to push pod fill and seed expansion. This will depend on the economics of that particular crop.
Growing cotton, like all crops, requires producers to understand the importance of proper nutrition. There are a few nutrients that can make all the difference when maintained at appropriate levels in the plant.
Zinc, for example, is essential for leaf size, root growth and production of key beneficial hormones that drive yield. This hormone development takes place in the root tips and shoot tips of the cotton plant.
Manganese is critical for root growth leading to large root mass, root health and chlorophyll production in the leaves. Therefore, it is essential to get zinc and manganese not just in the leaves, but also to the root system. When these nutrient levels are optimized, cotton growers benefit from a top quality crop.