Source: Agnition news release
Agnition, a leader in soil and plant health, announced today another breakthrough in soybean plant health with Procure for Soybeans. This new product utilizes patented Microbial Catalyst technology to increase nitrogen fixation, improve soybean plant health and help maximize profitability.
“Procure gives soybeans the boost they need,” said Rachel Raths, Agnition Microbiologist. “When introduced in-furrow next to the soybean seed, it stimulates the microorganisms in the soil that impact the nitrogen fixation and nodulation process for soybeans.”
Active microorganisms are critical to the nitrogen fixation process, where nitrogen is converted into ammonia and other compounds that can be metabolized by plants. Soybeans are legumes, which are the only plants that can fix nitrogen, making them an important part of any crop rotation.
For 40 years, with the help of top agriculture universities, Agnition has worked hard to enhance and perfect the use of Microbial Catalyst technology for soil and plant health. Through this process, microbes are stimulated to break down organic matter in the soil faster, releasing more of the micro- and macro-nutrients plants need. Procure for Soybeans is specifically formulated to target the microbes that drive nitrogen fixation that is critical to the health of soybean plants.
“Procurefor Soybeans is a highly soluble and bioavailable form of nutrients. Most products try to supply the plant with nutrients, whereas we are able to use bioavailable forms that microbes can utilize,” said Raths. “Procure stimulates the specific microbes that are needed to give the plant its number one needed resource: nitrogen.”
Procure for Soybeans has been proven to enhance the performance of Agnition’s flagship product, Generate. “Procure and Generate work best together since Generate focuses on overall plant health and Procure targets the specific beneficial microbes for nodulation in the roots,” said Mike Holmberg, Associate Brand Manager of Agnition. “When you add Procure to the mix, you are able to build on that healthy soil environment by stimulating the specific microbes that are needed to increase nodulation and nitrogen fixation.”
In field trials, Procure for Soybeans has demonstrated significant increases in stand count along with larger root mass and more nodules. Leaves are greener and healthier. The end result: increased yields and much improved drought resistance.
Procure for Soybeans is available in 2.5 gallon jugs, custom fillable totes or premixed with Generate. Both are available now from certified Agnition dealers.