Cotton

I loved to get all dusty & ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton” –  Dorothy Malone

 

Aim: 

  1. To maximise plant health by promoting soil microbial activity in the field.
  2. To ensure maximum yield & return per ha whilst reducing input of chemical & expenditure.
  3. To limit the adverse effects of soil compaction ( by machinery ) by increasing soil aeration with natural microbial action.
  4. To prove conclusively plant vigour & drought resistance can be achieved by promoting natural microbial action.

 

Application :

Step 1: Apply 4 litres IOA SumaGrow: per hectare planting in a row.
Step 2: Apply 4 litres IOA SumaGrow: per hectare @ “pin head ” square .

 

Application Notes :

  1. Apply Chemical fertiliser @ 50% usual rate OR discontinue to allow microbial action to release the fixed / locked element resource within the soil.
  2. Monitor plant health improvements. Re-evaluate requirements – it’s possible preventative disease control measures may be reduced due to improved plant health.( refer 4. )
  3. Fungicide Intolerance : IOA SumaGrow needs to be applied to your crop no less than 30 days of any fungicide application.
  4. IOA SumaGrow demonstrates multifaceted effects pertaining to increased plant growth, chlorophyll content, Brix, early flowering and maturity, enhanced root nodulation and disease suppression or systemic acquired resistance or induction of host defensive mechanism. The overall effect produces greater yield with reduced input of chemical fertiliser and pesticide.
  5. It is recommended that N-P-K application rates be reduced by 50% when using IOA SumaGrow.
  6. If soil organic matter (OM) is low (i.e. heavy sand or heavy clay soils) increase the initial application rate by 2.5L/Ha.
  7. Avoid extreme temperatures. Store at 4°C – 26°C.
  8. Double check calibration prior to application.
  9. Apply in late afternoon or at sundown to ensure optimal absorption.

 

Organic Operations : 

  1. In organic operations, it is recommended that all application rates be increased 100% for conventionally grown crops. (IOAsumagrow standard rate of 10 litres per hectare will increase to 20 litres per hectare for organic crops).This increase is recommended because the build-up of soil nutrients in organic fields is typically significantly less than that found in conventionally fertilised fields.
  2. Additionally, organic fertiliser products tend to have a slow release of nutrients compared to that of chemical fertilisers. Number and frequency of applications may also have to be increased for the same reasons.

 

Co-Application Notes :

  1. IOA SumaGrow can be co-applied through a metered irrigation system.
  2. IOA SumaGrow can be applied with some liquid fertilisers and herbicides. A jar compatibility test is always recommended prior to application.
  3. IOA SumaGrow should NOT BE CO-APPLIED with fungicides and fumigants.

 

Product Potential :

  1. Evidence of improved stem vigour & darkening leaf intensity within 7 days.
  2. Yield improvement* as per global trials. 10-20%.
  3. Reduction of chemical input ( fertiliser & pesticide )
  4. Reduction of $ cost input / Ha
  5. Reduction of 50% – 100% in nitrate loss / run-off.

Testimonial

Danny Quall, Quall’s Farm in Jonesboro, Arkansas

Danny grows 1500 acres of cotton in addition to other crops that he treats with a conventional fertilizer program. Danny chose two 10 acre conventionally fertilized plots of cotton, one of which he treated with an additional product containing SumaGrow®.

The 10 acres treated with a product containing SumaGrow®: Produced 100 lbs/acre more in lint cotton | Produced $10/acre more in cotton seed | Matured 10 days earlier | Tap root was an average of 6” longer

After the cotton reach maturity, it was exposed to a storm that produced winds in excess of 50 mph. The treated plot stood tall and was undamaged. The untreated cotton was pushed to the ground, inflicting damage to the stalk and cotton bowls.

Financials

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Note: It is accepted results will vary depending on local conditions to a greater or lesser degree. Whilst every care is taken in the formation of indicators no responsibility can be taken for the accuracy of these crop forecasts in any particular zone.

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