Jake's Farm Journal

What are Liquid Suspension Fertilizers

And Should I Consider Using Them On My Farm? Summary Liquid fertilizers offer some unique advantages compared to dry granular fertilizers: Accurate nutrient application distribution Can be tank mixed with many pesticides Macro and micro nutrients can be evenly blended Can be easily surface or subsurface banded Liquid suspension fertilizers offer the same unique advantages…
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Fertilizer Placement Effects Corn Vegetative Development

Liqui-Grow is conducting extensive crop management research in the 2018 growing season in northwest, IL and eastern, IA. This year, we have implemented research at 5 different sites and am conducting 25 different experiments. These experiments include simple corn hybrid evaluations, testing new fertilizer formulations, and extensive studies looking at how bacterial inoculations may interact…
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Comparing High Ortho and Conventional Polyphosphate Starter Fertilizers

2017 New Research Article Summary Orthophosphates are 100% plant available, but a high percentage of polyphosphates in starter fertilizers convert to ortho-phosphate within just two days after application. This quick conversion from poly to orthophosphate suggests expensive “high” ortho starter fertilizers are not likely to result in increased corn yields compared to conventional polyphosphate starters….
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The Nitrogen Grand Challenge

Environmental Stewardship and Liqui-Grow Environmental Stewardship is essential to what we do at Liqui-Grow. We are extremely committed to helping farmers gain more crop yield per dollar spent on fertilizer while also protecting the environment. Since this is a mission at Liqui-Grow, we’ve decided to take part in the Nitrogen Grand Challenge. What is the…
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Fertilizer Placement to Improve Crop Nutrient Acquisition and Yield

Summary Fertilizer placement in soil improves plant nutrient-acquisition. Many fertilizer placement techniques have been developed. Fertilizer placement leads to higher yield than broadcast. Fertilizer placement leads to higher plant nutrient-content than broadcast. NH4+ + P or Urea + P placed at 10–20 cm soil depth shows best plant growth effects. Liqui-Grow YouTube Channel Subscribe to be alerted when we upload…
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New Research Comparing Ortho/Poly-Phosphate Ratios for In-Furrow Seed Safe Starter Fertilizers

Article Summary Ortho-phosphates are 100% plant available, but a high percentage of poly-phosphates in starter fertilizers convert to ortho-phosphate within just two days of application. This quick conversion from poly- to ortho-phosphate suggests expensive “high” ortho starter fertilizers are not likely to result in increased corn yields compared to seed-safe fluid starters containing a higher…
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