I’m having a lot of fun with this 60 piece of farmland I’m affectionately calling the Blank Slate. The lack of fertility on the ground when I bought it is the reason for the name. Too bad the field wasn’t weed-free as well! Today, I’ll start detailing the plan for my second crop on this ground.
Last year I planted corn and got a little better than 150 bushels per acre. That was a nice start. In 2011, I’ll be planting corn again. One nutrient that I’m concerned about is Sulfur and its role in improving Nitrogen efficiency.
One of the new things I’ll be doing in 2011 is using different source of Sulfur. Last year we applied some eNhance with our 28% liquid Nitrogen. This year we’ll use accesS from Agro-Culture Liquid. If you’d like more info on accesS, there’s some on the home page at http://www.agroliquid.com/. It’s a much more concentrated Sulfur product with 17% Sulfur as well as 0.25% Iron and 0.25% Manganese. Since the Sulfur is in a more usable form, you can expect similar performance to Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS) at half the rate. Since ATS is in tight supply this year and expensive, I can save money and handle a lot less product.
My plan is to use 1 gallon of accesS for each 10 gallons of 28% I apply.
Lots more to cover in the coming days and weeks. Thanks for reading, and I’m happy to respond to any questions.