BRANDT Foliar Nutrients Help Grower Win Brazil National Soybean Yield Challenge


BRANDT’s proprietary foliar nutrients have helped another grower win a soybean yield challenge.

Estanislau Bassan

Brazilian grower, Estanislau Bassan, has won Brazil’s National Soybean Productivity Challenge in the non-irrigated category using BRANDT foliar products. Bassan won the challenge in the state of Paraná and produced 86 bu/ac (5808 kg/ha) despite a 30 day drought in this region and no irrigation. Before this, BRANDT products were used on Randy Dowdy’s crops in a soybean yield competition that set a new world record for soybean yield with 171 bu/ac.

Both growers used BRANDT Smart System and Manni-Plex foliar micronutrients in these contests. The proprietary nutrients help maximize plant nutrient uptake and mobility for optimal crop response. Bassan cited BRANDT nutrients as one of the key factors that increased yield. “The impact [of BRANDT nutrients] was huge,” said Bassan “I could see that they significantly enhanced crop productivity. It was very pronounced. Next year I plan to use BRANDT foliar nutrients on more than 50% of my field and have a goal of producing 110 bu/ac or more.”

“Congratulations to Mr. Bassan on this outstanding accomplishment,” said Rick Brandt, BRANDT President and CEO. “I am very proud of the nutrient technologies we’ve developed and thrilled to see growers around the world experiencing the benefits of these products first hand. Seeing them win yield contests using our products speaks volumes as to what these products can do to advance global agriculture production.”

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A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions-Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support-serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.

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