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Increase Yield Potential with Biostimulants

Understanding Biostimulants Biostimulant is an unregulated umbrella term for products that stimulate natural processes to enhance/benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to stress, crop quality and ultimately increase yield potential. The ultimate goal is always yield. Biostimulants can increase yield by keeping the crop at a “steady state” allowing photosynthesis and respiration to be performed […]

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4 Buckets of Yield and Understanding That Yield is the Sum of ALL Variables

A barrel with staves can be used to represent areas of management or production that can be addressed to have a positive impact on yield: The concept is to address the most limiting factor of production and your overall yield will increase. To address the multitude of considerations, Novus Ag has developed 4 Key Buckets […]

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Northern Corn Leaf Blight

The Disease Triangle

Understanding When Diseases Occur Corn diseases, such as, Gray Leaf Spot and Northern Corn Leaf Blight, will began to appear late in the season. Diseases will occur when a pathogen comes in to contact with the right host crop under favorable environment conditions. The pathogen, host, and environment conditions make up the disease triangle; all […]

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The 4 R’s of Potassium

Potassium (K) is an essential plant macronutrient taken up in large quantities, like nitrogen. In plants, K does not become part of complex organic molecules. It moves as a free ion and performs many functions. Plants that are supplied with adequate K are better able to withstand stress, insect damage, and many plant diseases compared […]

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