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"New" TSM® Micro-Boost
By Randy Simonson,
Technical Services Manager


Other Articles in This Issue:
MicroStart60® Plots
We Like To Win
Traylor Fertilizer Plots
TSM® Celebrates 20 Years
TSM® Micro-Boost is a brand new liquid micronutrient product.  Dealers and farmers have occasionally asked us if we have liquid micronutrients since these fit better in their systems. Well, now we do.  The Micro-Boost increases yields on both corn and soybeans.  We are seeing a 13 bu/acre increase on corn and a 5 bu/acre increase on soybeans.  And the beauty of this product is that it can be applied with fertilizers or herbicides before planting or it can be mixed with foliarly applied post herbicides.

The product comes in two forms, the Pre-Mix contains sulfur, but the Base-Mix does not.  If you are using ammonium sulfate with your herbicides you can use the Base-Mix at one quart/acre.

2003 TSM® Micro-Boost Pre-Mix Trial

Soybeans

Micro-Boost
applied pre-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
51.6 bu/acre
No Micro-Boost Yield
46.5 bu/acre
Difference = 5.1 bu/acre


Micro-Boost
applied post-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
45.9 bu/acre
No Micro-Boost Yield
40.9 bu/acre
Difference = 5.0 bu/acre



Corn

K-9410 Micro-Boost applied pre-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
178 bu/acre
K-9410 No Micro-Boost
Yield
165 bu/acre
Difference = 13 bu/acre

K-9919Bt Micro-Boost applied pre-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
199 bu/acre
K-9919Bt No Micro-Boost
Yield
184 bu/acre
Difference = 15 bu/acre



K-9410 Micro-Boost applied post-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
186 bu/acre
K-9410 No Micro-Boost
Yield
167 bu/acre
Difference = 19 bu/acre

K-9919Bt Micro-Boost applied post-emerge
2 quarts per acre
Yield
196 bu/acre
K-9919Bt No Micro-Boost
Yield
189 bu/acre
Difference = 7 bu/acre



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