Plant Health Insights

[Watch] Building the Best Foundation for Horticultural Crops Webinar

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/08/20 posted in Foundation LM, Hort Crops, Webinars

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Our recent webinar, "Building the Best Foundation for Horticultural Crops," is now available to watch online. The webinar discusses agronomic practices that can help enhance horticultural production systems. 

During the webinar, you'll hear from our guest speaker, Dr. Doris Blaesing of RMCG. Dr. Blaesing is a tree physiology and orchard management expert who provides an overview of soil health, root development, nutrient availability and water availability in relation to orchard crop nutrition.

You'll also hear from Dr. Brian Cornelious of Agricen, who explains how Foundation LM can help improve the performance of horticultural crops, including both permanent crops and short-season crops.

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Maximising Nutrient Use Efficiency in Cropping & Pasture Systems

[fa icon="calendar'] 15/04/20 posted in Foundation LM, Wheat, Forage/Pasture, Basis XC

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Our latest webinar, "Maximising Nutrient Use Efficiency in Cropping & Pasture Systems of Australia," is now available to watch online.

During this on-demand webinar, you will learn:

  • How fertiliser inputs break down and cycle in the soil after application, including the role played by soil microbiology
  • How efficiently fertiliser inputs are taken up by the crop
  • How two technologies - Basis XC and Foundation LM - can have a positive influence on fertiliser practices and maximise yield potential in agronomic programs
  • Recent results with Basis XC in cropping and pasture trials
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How Do Microbes Affect Nitrogen Use Efficiency?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/10/19 posted in Foundation LM, Ag Biologicals/Biostimulants, Soil

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Despite best practices, an estimated 40% to 50% of applied nitrogen is unavailable to the crop due to immobilisation by soil microorganisms or loss from the soil through denitrification or leaching. Although some soil microorganisms contribute to this nitrogen loss or immobilisation in the soil, others can enhance the availability or stability of nitrogen in the soil or even improve root growth and physiological functions, all of which can have a positive influence on nitrogen use efficiency. 

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Starter Fertiliser with Foundation LM Gives Sorghum Crop Extra Boost

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/09/19 posted in Foundation LM, Sorghum

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In on-farm trials in grain sorghum, using a starter fertiliser consisting of liquid phosphorus and zinc with Foundation LM led to an average yield improvement of 653.50kg/ha (with an ROI of ~10:1) compared to no starter. The grower had previously trialled liquid starters—ones that did not include the Foundation LM biocatalyst—with no success.

The trials were conducted in G33 variety sorghum at three sites in Gurley, New South Wales. The soil was grey-black vertosol. Starter fertiliser with Foundation LM ("Liquid Boost Start") was applied at 7L/ha with water (80L/ha) and compared to water only (80-100L/ha). Yield data was collected by three S680 headers with GS3 and processed via Echelon.

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Fresh Market Tomato Trial Demonstrates Higher Brix with Foundation LM

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/12/18 posted in Foundation LM, Hort Crops, Tomatoes

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An unreplicated strip trial was conducted in a commercial tomato crop in Bowen, Queensland in 2017 to evaluate Foundation LM for the production of field-grown tomatoes. This third-party evaluation found a significant increase in brix levels, an important indicator of fruit quality, when Foundation LM was added to the grower's standard program (GSP) for the production of fresh market tomatoes.

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[Trial] Increase in Almond Weight, Length, and Yield

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/18 posted in Foundation LM, Almonds, Tree Crops

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An external trial conducted in an orchard of nonpareil almonds in Angle Vale, South Australia revealed an increase in nut weight, length and yield with a program that included Foundation LM, Awaken, LoKomotive and NutriSync D. Results were consistent with earlier data collected from a third-party almond trial in New South Wales. The data indicates that this program in almonds may carry over wide climatic zones, as well as a variety of soil and water types.

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How to Enhance Cotton Growth with Early Season Technologies

[fa icon="calendar'] 30/09/18 posted in Foundation LM, Cotton

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Australian cotton has a reputation for high quality and high productivity, boasting yields that are more than three times the world average. The Loveland Agri Products’ range can help cotton growers maintain their leading edge and maximise their return on investment by setting the stage for a high performing crop early in the growing season.

The new Superior Cotton Planting guide focuses on three key Loveland products that can be used to enhance the growth and performance of irrigated and dryland cotton:

  • Foundation LM - a biochemical catalyst for liquid fertilisers
  • Radiate - a plant growth regulator technology
  • LoKomotive - a liquid potassium acetate formulation
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[Watch] Early Season Technologies to Increase Cotton Production

[fa icon="calendar'] 23/09/18 posted in Foundation LM, Webinars, Cotton

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During "Early Season Technologies to Increase Cotton Production," you will hear about two technologies—Foundation LM and Radiate—that can improve cotton production by providing benefits such as increased nutrient availability, enhanced root growth and improved stress tolerance.

During the webinar, you'll see: 

  • What Foundation LM and Radiate are
  • How these products can maximise yield potential in an agronomic program on cotton
  • Recent trial results in cotton

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Early Season Application of Foundation LM & Radiate Benefits Cotton

[fa icon="calendar'] 19/09/18 posted in Foundation LM, Cotton

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For a high-performing cotton crop, growers need to set the stage for success early in the growing season. In this short video, you'll hear from a cotton agronomist how early season applications of Foundation LM and Radiate can support plant health and maximise cotton yield potential by providing benefits such as enhanced rooting, improved nutrient uptake and increased resistance to plant stress. 

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Foundation LM Helps Irrigated Cotton Crop Achieve Higher Yields

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/09/18 posted in Foundation LM, Cotton

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An irrigated cotton trial harvested in 2017 in Wee Waa, New South Wales demonstrates the ability of Foundation LM to help cotton crops achieve higher yields when this biocatalyst is added to a grower's standard fertiliser practice (GSP).

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