Pulse School: Don’t Lose Inoculant Bacteria Counts by Being Careless

When using inoculants, time is one of the most critical factors affecting your products performance. The reason for that is the fact that those inoculants contain living organisms that can only survive outside the soil for a limited time. Depending on the formulation and application of of that inoculant, that time frame can vary. The object, regardless of formulation is to provide your plant with the maximum beneficial bacteria count. That means getting it in the ground as soon as possible after application minimize mortality of the bacteria.

In this episode of the Pulse School, we talk to Danielle Fletcher of Becker Underwood about maintaining that inoculant performance and what growers should take into consideration after they have opened the bag or bladder.  Having bladder opened in the face of rain can become a real problem for nodulation.  Lack of nodulation means your yield objectives are threatened.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun grew up on a family seed farm in Southern Alberta. Haney Farms produces, conditions and retails wheat, barley, canola and corn seed. Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. @shaunhaney

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