http://research.sabanciuniv.edu/128/1/stvkaf01889.pdf http://research.sabanciuniv.edu/128/1/stvkaf01889.pdf Hi Dave! I'm so sorry for the delay... | AgFuse
Curt Livesay

Curt Livesay

  • Dynamite Ag

  • United States, IA, West Branch
Curt Livesay West Branch, IA
3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Dave! I'm so sorry for the delay in getting a response to you. I've attached an article that shows how glyphos ties up micros. The manganese that I work with will run you $3.00 - $3.50 a pint, and you'd use 1 pint per acre co-applied with glyphosate. I'm sure you can find cheaper Mn sources. The problem is that what the government regulates is the percentage of nutrients in a fertilizer (e.g., 6% Mn); however, they do NOT regulate the amount of chelating agent. Some companies use a cheap, weak chelation technique with like citric acid or with lignosulfonic acid and they might throw in a bit of EDTA to claim that they are using an EDTA chelate. If you use a weak chelation agent it can actually fail to protect the Mn from tying up with the glyphos and consequently render your glyphos less effective. That's why I have my growers use Conklin's chelated Mn. If you have any more questions please feel free to give me a call: 641-919-5574.
http://research.sabanciuniv.edu/128/1/stvkaf01889.pdf
Curt Livesay
Curt Livesay
Curt Livesay
Curt Livesay West Branch, IA
3 years, 8 months ago

hahaha, just realized I shared the same article twice. Oh well! It's worth reading twice ;)

Curt Livesay