Rice (Oryza sativa), is an edible starchy cereal grain in the grass plant family Poaceae. Roughly one-half of the world population, including virtually all East and Southeast Asia, depends on rice as a staple food. Approximately 95 percent of the world’s rice crop is eaten by humans. Rice is produced in a wide range of locations and under a variety of climatic conditions, from the wettest areas in the world to the driest deserts.
Pre-Emergent Herbicide Applications
Pre-emergent applications of herbicides are widely utilized in an effort to cut down on potential weed populations. These weeds can rob a crop of yield potential. Once a pre-emergent herbicide is applied to the soil, the environment naturally begins to break that chemistry down in a plethora of ways. Sustain® is recommended as a tank mix to help reduce some of these environmental effects. Environmental effects such as UV degradation and leaching of the herbicide can be reduced, thereby helping to potentially increase the effectiveness of pre-emergent herbicides applied.
Sustain® is a new, unique class of adjuvant with non-ionic properties based on Miller’s proprietary Pinolene® technology.
High Sodium Soils
High sodium soils can put a significant amount of overall stress on a plant during growth and development which can negatively impact yield. In soils where sodium and calcium are present, applications of C.A.L.F.A.® solubilize these nutrients into soluble forms of sodium carboxylate and calcium carboxylate. The root system has a strong preference for calcium carboxylate and will absorb it while pushing the soluble sodium carboxylate away. These salts are then leached out of the root zone, which can further reduce overall plant stress.
C.A.L.F.A.® is a proprietary blend of 40% nature-based carboxylic acid solution designed to release soil nutrients into plant available forms during critical plant growth and development stages.
During the season, the translocation and availability of key nutrients can dramatically impact the quality of harvest at the end of the growing cycle. Microplex® provides a well-rounded mix of micronutrients to address numerous plant functions occurring during critical growth stages. By delivering more than just one micronutrient, balanced interactions between nutrients within the plant are maintained and the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies can be potentially achieved.
Microplex® is an EDTA chelated blend of eight micronutrients designed for maximum plant response in foliar or soil applications.