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The Growers Program & Foliar Nutrition

The science behind nutrient foliar sprays. Since 1955, Growers Mineral Solutions has helped farmers increase their profit by raising high quality crops with lower overall costs in a large part by using GMS to foliar feed nutrients to plants.

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Nitrogen and Potassium Fertilization Information

December 2008, Drs Mulvaney and Khan of the University of Illinois presented at our Growers Sales meeting. They spoke about experiments showing the ineffectiveness of past university methods of determining rates of fertilization. Below are some articles our readers may appreciate.

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Foliar Feed Plans

In an issue of the Minnesota Farm Guide an article entitled "Foliar Fertilizer Feeding Leaves Plants Feeling Full" discussed the idea of using foliar feeding as an accepted agricultural practice.

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Nutrient Recommendations

We want to discuss our contention that the 1.2 Rule, now being questioned by Blackmer but still followed by the agricultural establishment, is too high. (The 1.2 Rule says that you should apply 1.2 pounds of nitrogen for every bushel of corn you wish to grow.)

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Growers Grown Crops Shine

Two of our Growers sales representatives have used a fairly new lab test and calculation to determine the quality of feed produced using the theories of the Growers Program. Head to head, with all variables equal except the fertility, one dairy farmer was estimated to be able to produce $233.10 in additional value per acre using the Growers Program.

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Foliar Spray Protocol for Produce

Amos tells us he also uses Growers Nutritional Additive as part of his regular spray protocol, and like many of our other vegetable producers, is seeing increased production and other good things.

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Growers Notes on Roundup

This spring we have been receiving many calls on mixing Growers Nutritional Solutions 10-20-10 with Roundup ® Ultra for Roundup Ready ® soybeans.

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Water Hardness

As we start another season of foliar feeding it is important to remind you about water quality and its effect on Growers Nutritional Solutions 10-20-10 (GNS 10-20-10). The number one factor to be concerned with is the calcium and magnesium hardness of the water.

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Glyphosate and Micronutrients

The Kansas and Indiana studies found glyphosate resistant soybeans to be vulnerable to manganese deficiencies while non resistant varieties are not.

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Calcium in the Soil

Calcium has four basic functions in the soil which help to create better soil structure and healthy plants.

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