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Convenience and Payback Prompt Growers to Reconsider Inoculants

Tags: Monsanto, soybean, inoculant, HiCoat, Devolder Farms, Becker Underwood,

(Ontario Farmer – Sept.21, 2010) Darren Munro is typical of a lot of growers in Ontario’s “soybean belt”. The Inwood area producer grows mostly soys on his 1,700 acres of Brookston clay and, up to a year ago, never saw much need for adding an inoculant to his bean seed.
There were a number of reasons: with a long-time history of soybeans he figured there was no shortage of nitrogen-fixing rhizobia in the soil; he questioned the payback; and he didn’t like the inconvenience of mixing the seed with a peat or liquid product going into the drill.
But this year Munro had a change of heart. For the first time, all his seed went into the drill with a coating of inoculants and CruiserMaxx seed treatment.
A number of factors changed his mind. There was the three-year OMAFRA study headed by soybean lead Horst Bohner that found an average 1.25 bushel yield response by using inoculants on established soybean land – enough to pay for the input and make a bit of profit to boot.
Why not try HiCoat N/T S225 on your farm this planting season and see what all the hype is about. Visit our Seed Specials page to find out how.


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