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Barley & Wheat Crops Benefit from In-Furrow Injection of Foundation LM

[fa icon="calendar"] 15/05/17

field of barley.jpegA South Australian cropping farmer has been using Foundation LM to help unlock nutrients in his heavy clay soils and improve soil nutrition and structure.

After injecting Foundation LM in furrow on his farm using a Liquid Systems unit last year, farmer Peter Hannaford and Nutrien Ag Solutions agronomist Craig Hole noticed a more strongly developed root system and greener stalks in Peter's barley crops. The greener stalk colour indicates better phosphorus uptake, compared to purple stalks where Foundation LM had not been injected.

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With Foundation LM, Peter also saw yield increases of approximately 300-500 kg/ha across his wheat crops. He plans to inject Foundation LM again this year, along with trace elements and a fungicide.

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Topics: Foundation LM, Wheat, Barley