Corn Stubble? No Problem!
Today’s corn hybrids leave virtual tree trunks in a combine’s wake.
Managing crop residue as one of the major challenges faced by farmers today. For example, the amount of crop residue left behind after a corn harvest is roughly equal to the weight of the grain harvested from the field, example, a 180-bu./acre corn crop leaves behind approximately 10,000 pounds of crop residue/acre (on a 15% moisture basis).
Applying IQ SM improves planting, seed placement and germination by accelerating residue breakdown, increasing nutrient availability and cycling, building organic matter, adding and increasing soil biology, and drastically reducing input costs.
IQ SM – The First Step Toward Your Next Seeding
Improve planting, seed placement and germination
IQ SM accelerates residue breakdown, increasing nutrient availability and cycling, building organic matter, adding
and increasing soil biology, and drastically reducing input costs. The addition of plant available calcium reduces soil compactation and allows soil biology to thrive deeper in the soil profile which assists
in proper root establishment.
Eliminate residue pushed into the seed furrow
IQ SM helps you avoid the problems of clogged planter disc openers or coulters which interfere with proper seed placement, reduces seed-to-soil contact and delay germination.
Enhances soil conditions for the next growing season.
IQ SM elimiates excessive residue over the row which reduce soil temperature and delays germination. It also eliminates the physical barrier to planting or emergence, root growth and nutrient uptake are also reduced by cool soil. IQ SM also mitigates the issues assocaited with residue in contacr with seedling roots that pose an allelopatheic (toxic) effect, resulting in stunting and delay development.
Simply Intelligent Growth
When — and How — To Use IQ SM:
The perfect time to apply IQ SM is right after harvest (same day if possible). The sooner after harvest the better — the microbes in the product will have instant food with the newly cut stubble and start degradation process immediately.
Valuable nutrients, which can be used by the microbes for plant food and building organic matter, will be lost due to volatilization if IQ SM is not applied quickly after harvest. Why would you want to waste all that money?
After product is applied, lightly disc under the stubble and call it a day! The powerful process is then underway. Certain conditions may warrant an extra application in spring before planting. Check with you IQ SM factory rep if you have any questions on multiple applications of IQ SM.