12.04

Timac Agro USA Adds Two New Products to the Tima-line

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Timac Agro USA Adds Two New Products to the Tima-line

Timac Agro USA expanded its specialty liquid fertilizer range with two new formulations: TimaUp and TiMn.

The Tima-line was officially launched with TimaCal in 2018, and the success in apples, peaches and vegetables lead our development team to extend the offering. All products are designed with plant extract technology researched by our Center for Research and Development.  The plant extract and nutrition was developed to increase nutrient use efficiency and improve yield. The formulations were designed for their compatibility, flexibility of use and efficacy on a broad range of crops.

National Product Manager Alexander Duffy explains: “At Timac Agro we are dedicated to providing the best solution for improved nutrient uptake, reducing in yield limiting nutrients and maximizing yield. The two new products will round out our offering and allow for broader solutions into the row crop markets. The micronutrient packages were developed by looking at all our soil and tissue tests and listening to our customer needs. We look forward to continuing to build our technology into solutions designed to support our growers.”

TiMn is a proprietary liquid Nitrogen, Sulfur and Manganese formulation, designed from an acidified, nonvolatile form of urea-sulfate-nitrogen and the patented Adur® Complex. Mn is critical to the photosynthetic pathway and can be tied up by glyphosate. The Adur Complex is a precision plant extract that reduces plant stress and aides in plant establishment.

TimaUp is designed to “Team-Up” with any tank mix and was formulated for combability, flexibility and use across many crops. It provides Zn, B, Mn, S, Cu, Mo and the patented IPA plant extract to help ensure increased nutrient use efficiency and maximize yield potential.

TimaCal, the original Tima-line product, is formulated with the Adur® Complex, which is comprised of precision plant extracts and Calcium. This product aids the production of fruits and vegetables and provides a solution for Calcium deficiencies. The TimaCal formulation contains 10.7% Calcium.

Tima-line formulations

11.04

Timac Agro USA Presents Soil Conditioner Humiflore

Timac Agro USA Presents Soil Conditioner Humiflore Timac Agro USA  is excited to announce a... View Article

Timac Agro USA Presents Soil Conditioner Humiflore

Timac Agro USA  is excited to announce a new granular OMRI-listed organic soil conditioner: Humiflore. The new product is rooted in Timac Agro’s Calcimer, a marine source of calcium carbonate. Humiflore’s calcium is much more soluble and plant available than conventional lime and gypsum because of its highly porous honeycomb structure. It also provides great microbial activity inside the honeycomb structure, increasing nutrient release as a result.

Limestone x Calcimer

The Pheoflore complex, a micro alga that is high in complex polysaccharides, auxins and cytokinin is granulated into the product. This improves root growth and improves nutrient uptake. Utilizing both technologies in high calcium demand crops like apples, potatoes, and fruiting vegetable is a great strategy to maximize both yield and quality.

Humiflore is an organic version of Timac Agro’s popular solution Humistart, which it will replace. It is proven to increase microbial activity, provide labile calcium, and improve breakdown of compost, manure, and/or stubble into plant-available nutrients. As a homogeneous granule, it supplies several key nutrients, such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur. The patented Pheoflore algae extract stimulates soil microbes and increases soil health.

National Product Manager, Alexander Duffy explains the journey from laboratory to market. “Our previous product, Humistart, has grown quite a following over the last 20 years. Our Research and Development team has been working on the updated agal extract for the last 5 years and we are really excited to take the new solution to the field and demonstrate the improvement in efficacy of this soil conditioner.”

Humiflore works well on manured or composted fields. It is a good soil conditioner option for orchards, vineyards, vegetables, and fruits. It can be used alone or blended with other granular fertilizers. Humiflore is available in 50 lb. bags and 1,333 lb. super sacks.

The Pheoflore Complex

A complex of seaweed extracts containing amino-purines, carbohydrates, and other bioactive compounds. These directly stimulate soil microbes to increase organic matter breakdown and nutrient bioavailability.

Its key benefits include:

  • Calcimer to provide labile calcium that helps improve soil structure and feeds the crop
  • The ability to deliver key forms of nutrition such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur
  • The stimulation of soil microbes and increased soil health to improve nutrient bioavailability

04.04

Download the Duo Maxx Research Book>>

Duo Maxx Research Book Duo Maxx protects your fertilizer investment. The technology is proven to... View Article

Duo Maxx Research Book

Duo Maxx protects your fertilizer investment. The technology is proven to slow Nitrogen transformation, decrease N and P runoff losses, and improve nutrient uptake. All that, leads to higher yield and greater ROI. And here we have more than 20 field trials conducted between 2019 and 2020 to prove it.

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31.03

Timac Agro Technologies Selected for Phase 2 of the EEFs Challenge >>

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Timac Agro Technologies Selected for Phase 2 of the EEFs Challenge

We are proud to announce that the two Timac Agro technologies submitted to the Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers (EEFs): Environmental and Agronomic Challenge were among the 16 solutions selected to move forward to Phase Two of the competition. In the next stage, Duo Maxx and Top-Phos® will go through greenhouse trials conducted by the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), in Alabama. The products’ claims will be evaluated based on environmental, agronomic, and economic performance factors.

Launched by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the EEFs: Environmental and Agronomic Challenge is in its first edition and aims to identify existing EEFs currently on or near-market that meet or exceed certain environmental and agro-economic criteria. Along with EPA and USDA, the competition is hosted in collaboration with The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA).

Access the TFI press release for more information on the challenge.

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31.03

Duo Maxx Proven to Slow Nitrogen Transformation >>

Duo Maxx Proven to Slow Nitrogen Transformation With the increase in fertilizer prices we have... View Article

Duo Maxx Proven to Slow Nitrogen Transformation

With the increase in fertilizer prices we have seen over the past 12 months, it is essential growers protect their 2021 investments. Adding a stabilizer to a dry or liquid fertilizer will help ensure farmers’ nitrogen investment will not go down the drain.

Our Duo Maxx technology is intended for treatment of incorporated liquid and granular fertilizer blends with N but can also be used on surface-applied P and K. It is a combination of our patented phenolic binding compound, MPPA, nitrogen stabilizer, and our patented Duo Complex. It also contains the LCN Complex, which is a combination of NBPT, DCD and our Rhizovit plant extract, designed to slow nitrogen transformation.

Duo Maxx

See below the latest laboratory test results of the effect of Duo Maxx on preventing ammonia volatilization, N leaching, and runoff.

Effect of Duo Maxx on Ammonia Volatilization

Duo Maxx Ammonia Volatilization

Effects of Duo Maxx on Ammonia volatilization on different soil types. (CMI, 2018)

 

Effect of Duo Maxx on Nitrogen Runoff Events

Duo Maxx Nitrogen Runoff

Results of N runoff study comparing no fertilizer (untreated), DAP and Duo Maxx with DAP under laboratory conditions. The numbers on the x-axis represent two simulated rain events of 2L/min for 3 minutes in an automatic spray cabinet. (CMI, 2020)

Effect of Duo Maxx on Nitrogen Leaching

Duo Maxx Nitrogen Leaching

Effect of Duo Maxx on N leaching at various times following urea application. A lysimeter was placed under a capture basin in order to quantify amounts of N found in the leachates from the solution. (CMI, 2018)

 

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22.03

Early Establishment and Stand Critical for Setting up Strong Yields >>

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How to promote stand count and establishment in less than “ideal” conditions

As the race begins to get the crop in the ground, it seems that planning and preparation for planting take place a little bit earlier every year. University research supports that there are clear yield benefits for getting the seed in the ground as early as possible. However, environmental challenges seem to have squeezed the “ideal” planting window over the last few years. Tough environmental conditions can result in poor stands, low root growth, and nutrients tied up in cold soils, and other factors that can negatively impact yield.

“Achieving uniform germination can also be a challenge as we push planting dates earlier and localized weather has the potential to be cooler. For germination to occur the seed needs water. With warmer temperatures less water must be absorbed, therefore germination will start earlier and progress faster at higher temperatures. The first structure to emerge from the seed is usually the radicle (root) followed by the shoot. Growth of these structures effectively ceases at temperatures of below 48 F and above 104 F. Corn usually emerges in 8 to 10 days when soil temperatures average 60 to 64 F. It takes corn longer to emerge when soil temperatures are cooler (18-20 days at 50 to 55 F). Emergence has been known to occur in as little as 4 to 5 days when soil temperature and moisture are ideal”, explains Alexander Duffy, Timac Agro USA National Product Manager.

Address early season fertility and abiotic stresses with the Fertiactyl Series to ensure stand count and early establishment

 Timac Agro USA specializes in the creation of high-efficiency fertilizer technologies. With over 60 years of research and development and its Global Innovation Center (CMI Roullier), the company is uniquely positioned to solve real world problems. For issues such as the described above, Alexander Duffy introduces the Fertiactyl technology platform. “Fertiactyl seeks to work with both the soil and the plant to address early season fertility and abiotic stresses. It combines the GZA complex with common nutrients to help with abiotic stresses, i.e. cold soils, to improve stand and increase early-season root growth.”

Effects of Fertiactyl in Stand Count and Root Length

In a study conducted on corn by Mississippi State University, Fertiactyl ST (a seed treatment, 1.5 oz/100lbs seed) and Fertiactyl GZ (Liquid Nutritional, 1.5 pts/ac at V3) where used alone as well as together to analyze their impact on corn growth, development, and yield compared to an Untreated Control.

By using intensive measurements of corn growth and yield, several findings support the use of these products in corn production. It was confirmed that early plant vigor, root growth, and stand were improved with the use of Fertiactyl ST up to 45 days after planting. By 90 days after planting, treatments with ST and GZ application showed the best improvements in ear length, ear diameter, and stalk diameter.

The growing conditions for 2018 were favorable for good dryland corn yields, with a period of dry weather around V5 followed by several events of excessive rains. Fertiactyl ST provided a better foundation at planting and in the early growth stages that provided synergy with the foliar Fertiactyl treatment.

Fertiactyl effect on stand and establishment results in higher yield

Early intervention with the right technology, either as a seed treatment (Fertiactyl ST) or early vegetative foliar spray (Fertiactyl GZ @ V3) had big impacts on yields. Whether conditions are “ideal” or not, planning to overcome potential environmental challenges with technology can result in higher yields and better ROI.

Setting up for stand and crop success in 2021

Take advantage of the current ag optimism and the rising commodity prices to try our full programs and our patented technologies to reach greater results with your customers.

Volume discounts for the Fertiactyl series are available for bulk orders.

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08.03

Discover the Benefits of Using a Nitrogen Stabilizer on Side Dress UAN >>

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Discover the Benefits of Using a Nitrogen Stabilizer on Side Dress UAN Application

As we reach closer to planting season, we would like to take a moment to discuss nitrogen management. Did you realize that side dress applied nitrogen is just as prone to loss as pre-plant applied nitrogen? While split management applies nitrogen just prior to peak demand by the plant, the UAN is just as prone to environmentally driven loss. Iowa State University estimates nitrogen loss between 2-5% per day, in unfavorable conditions, and UAN may not be as stable as you may have been led to believe.

Nitrogen loss occurs through three methods, leaching, volatilization, and denitrification. UAN solutions contains three forms of nitrogen: Urea (50%), Ammonium (25%) and Nitrate (25%). Excessive moisture drives leaching of nitrates (NO3-) which occurs as water drives the nitrogen deep into the soil, out of the plants rootzone. UAN with 50% of its nitrogen being Urea (CH4N20) is subject to volatilization or urea-hydrolysis. In this process Urea is combined with water and forms ammonia, which evaporates into the air. Even small amounts of moisture such as morning dews can drive this form of loss.

Once Urea is in the soil, it joins with hydrogen and is now prone to denitrification. All nitrates are subject to denitrification. In this biologically driven form of nitrogen loss, soil microbes utilize the oxygen in nitrate, leaving behind nitrous and dinitrous oxides which are released into the atmosphere and not into our plants. The point becomes clear, even when using split applied methods of nitrogen management, it’s crucial to protect your nitrogen investment.

Utilizing nitrogen stabilizers is a key component to slowing environmentally driven nitrogen loss. Excelis Maxx, by Timac Agro USA, combines three modes of action for improved nitrogen use efficiency. Our technology combines a stabilizer (NBPT and DCD), with soil microbial activators, that increase plant productivity and nitrogen utilization. This ensures more of your nitrogen gets into the plant, in turn, leading to significant yield gains, improving your bottom line.

Effect of nitrogen stabilizer treated UAN on corn yield

 

Nitrogen Stabilizer Excelis Maxx Features

  • The LCN Inhibitor Complex
    • NBPT –urease inhibitor to control nitrogen loss due to volatilization
    • DCD –nitrification inhibitor to reduce risk of leaching and denitrification
    • Phenolic Extract -reduces oxidation of NBPT which improves its longevity
  • Rhizovit® Complex – soil microbial activator

Excelis Maxx

 

Please contact us to find out more about our solutions and service.

Author: Alexander Duffy – National Product Manager

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29.01

Soluble Calcium: Important For The Production Of High Quality Crops >>

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Soluble Calcium: Important For The Production Of High Quality Crops

Calcium’s importance in plants is widely recognized. Calcium plays a role in many plant functions including root development and is the backbone of cell wall strength and rigidity. Deficiency symptoms can occur at new growth points in the crop and low plant calcium can lead to poor leaf canopy, bud development, and early blossom drop. This becomes important for many vegetable and tree fruit crops, but also many other field crops, like soybeans, alfalfa and cotton. Many dicot crops like the three mentioned, have a larger calcium demand than do monocot crops like corn and grasses. (up to 2% dry matter vs 1.25% for monocots).

Calcium also has shown to improve resistance to diseases. Increased tissue calcium has shown reduction in Erwinia, Fusarium, Pythium, and Botrytis, (Easterwood 2002) all of which are significant pathogens in many vegetable and agronomic crops.

Calcium Availability

Calcium soil content can indicate a potential issue, although adequate soil calcium does not always mean a calcium sufficient plant. Three issues can arise in calcium management programs:

1) Soil calcium availability can depend on other soil factors such as, CEC, pH, and other antagonistic nutrient concentrations.

2) Calcium is present in some fertilizers as well as other soil amendments, but the solubility of the source greatly varies. Sources such a lime or gypsum have low solubility and calcium becomes available over months or years. These first two issues result in 10s of thousands of pounds of calcium in soils but many times they have less than 100 lbs of soluble calcium available to plants (IPNI NutriFacts #5).

3) Calcium uptake and translocation in plants is very poor. Calcium is notoriously non-mobile in plants and so deficiencies during the growing season can show up even with adequate soil calcium. These three issues play a huge role in the plant availability of calcium. Many crops have a narrow window of rapid calcium uptake and need a readily available soluble source for maximum yield and quality. Apples and potatoes for instance take up 90% of their calcium in a 4-6-week window (Easterwood 2002).

Calcium Focused Technologies

Timac Agro provides two solutions for calcium challenges. Calcimer (a marine source of calcium carbonate) is contained in Timac Agro granular products like Humiflore. Humiflore is much more soluble and plant available calcium than conventional lime and gypsum sources of calcium because of its highly porous honeycomb structure.

Limestone x Calcimer

It also provides great microbial activity inside the honeycomb structure, increasing nutrient release as a result.

Calcimer

Secondly, TimaCal is a liquid calcium chloride also containing the patented Adur complex to aid in calcium uptake and translocation to high demand areas of the plant. Utilizing both technologies in high calcium demand crops like apples, potatoes, and fruiting vegetable is a great strategy to maximize both yield and quality.

Please contact us to find out more about our solutions and approach to solving real problems growers encounter in the field.

Author: Jordan Martin – Regional Sales Manager

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29.01

High Yield Outcomes: Weather or Not >>

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High Yield Outcomes: Weather or No

When it comes to managing for high quality and big yields for tomato, bell peppers and other intensely managed fruit and vegetable crops, there are many factors beyond human control. Weather is the first thing that comes to mind; everything from heat or cold temperatures, water (or lack thereof), and even conditions that minimalize evapotranspiration can cripple opportunities at a successful season.

In tomatoes, for example, high-temperature stress during bud development can effectively kill the flowering portion of the plant from the inside out. Even once flowers are in bloom, extreme temperatures can lead to abnormalities and death. Light intensity, whether it’s clear and sunny or overcast with dark skies also play into bloom function, pollination and therefore fruit set. Conditions such as radiation, humidity, wind speed and soil moisture all factor into plant evapotranspiration (ET). When the weather favors ET, critical nutrients and water move to flowering and fruiting sites. Without ET, water/nutrient movement effectively stops. This can lead to small fruit, poor fruit development for later flower positions and blossom end rot.

Cell division for tomatoes lasts between 10-20 days following peak bloom. Cell division is the lever that controls fruit size potential. The secondary lever that controls total fruit size is cell enlargement, which takes place 15-45 days following peak bloom. Abiotic stresses during either one of these phases can impact the overall outcomes of yield and quality.

Overcoming Abiotic Stress Due to Weather

Timac Agro USA specializes in the creation of technologies that can help plants overcome stresses during this time period. We would like to introduce you to our patented Fertileader technology. Fertileader contains the Seactiv Complex, combining two precision plant extracts that work to improve nutrient utilization within the plant (IPA Complex) while overcoming abiotic stresses that can impact flowering and fruit set (Glycine Betaine).

Pepper roots weather proof

Roots were dug 7 days following second application of 1.25 qt/ac of Fertileader on Sept. 24 on Vanguard variety of bell pepper that received treatment protocol. Results showed increased root mass, length of lead roots and increased fibrous roots.

Impressive Results in the Field

Over the past three growing seasons, we have worked closely with a grower-collaborator in South Carolina on bell pepper field research. By timing applications of Fertileader closely before or during early bloom we can change how plants respond to stress and increase nutrient movement to the areas of highest demand (flower/fruit). Our strategy has been to deploy the technology in 14-day intervals twice more following the initial application in order to improve the physiological dynamics of 2nd and 3rd position set fruit. Through the Fertileader program during the spring 2020 season we improved marketable box count by 218 boxes/acre and shifted 10.2% more fruit into premium-sized categories (Jumbo/XL). The grower was pleased with this outcome, but we did expect to see a difference since we impacted multiple varieties in the premium-sized categories by shifting between 5.8% and 9.6% during the fall 2019 season in partially treated fields with a similar approach.

Fertileader Treatment Impact on Bell Pepper Yield and Quality

Total Marketable Boxes of Bell Pepper - Fertileader

Weather or not, using technology to help during the most critical growth stages of the plant can make a big impact on yield and quality. Please contact us to find out more about our solutions and approach to solving real problems growers encounter in the field.

Author: Michael Pisciotta – Regional Product Manager

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27.10

Abiotic Stress Can Consume Up to 70% of Your Yield >>

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Abiotic Stress Can Consume Up to 70% of Your Yield

What are you doing to maximize the return on your investment in the genetic potential of the seed you purchased? There is little doubt when summer is in full swing mother nature is working hard to limit your yield potential with her most effective tool, abiotic stress. As producers, we try to control the things we can and leave the rest up to mother nature, but what if there was something we could do to reduce her negative impact?

 

What is Abiotic stress?

Abiotic stress is the stress a plant experiences as a result of weather, such as extreme high or low temperatures, excessive moisture, drought, hail, damaging winds, nutrient deficiencies, and even lack of sunlight to name a few. It is estimated that abiotic stress accounts for losses in yield between 50% to 70%. Think about that for a minute, the genetic potential you purchased easily over half of your investment is lost due to abiotic stress. Consider this for a moment, if your seed investment on 1,000 acres of corn is $100 per acre, $100,000 total, over $50,000 is a complete waste. The question is what can we do to reduce the negative impacts of these yield damaging costly events, more specifically how can we help our crops have greater tolerance for or resistance to induced abiotic stress?

Types of Abiotic Stress

Types of Abiotic Stress

 

How about Ethylene?

Interestingly all excessive stress, increases the presence of a plant growth regulating hormone called Ethylene. Stress ethylene is a gas that is given off by damaged and dying plant cells. Due to its gaseous nature stress ethylenele ads to damage of neighboring cells, all the way up to damage of neighboring plants. When this occurs healthy plants having to spend precious energy, that would otherwise be used to increase growth and productivity, to manage this stress ethylene, all at the cost of your yields.

 

How can growers prevent it?

When it comes to a plant’s ability to tolerate abiotic stress events, it quickly becomes evident, plants with robust, actively growing root systems tolerate these stress events better. Why is this? It all ties back to another plant growth hormone called Cytokinin. Cytokinin is produced in the growing root tips and influences water and nutrient uptake, increases the speed and efficiency of photosynthesis, and is crucial for plant cell and ultimately grain/fruit development. The larger and more active the root growth a plant has, the more resources it can access, and the more energy or sugars it can produce, all leading to capturing greater yield and increasing the return on your investment in your seed’s genetic potential.

Timac Agro has worked alongside growers for over 60 years, helping plants manage the abiotic stresses from nutritional deficiencies to drought, wind, hail, and everything in-between. As agriculture has made advancements and new challenges have risen, Timac Agro has always risen to the challenge, developing new innovative technologies to help growers across the world produce crops of the highest quality with greater yields.

As we continue to experience the impacts of climate change, now more than ever, growers must discover new methods to help manage our crops ability to overcome the negative impacts of abiotic stress. One of the strongest tools for this is Timac Agro’s Fertileader Gold. With its specific pack of nutrients (5.7B-0.35Mo) and fortified with our patented Seactiv™ Complex, Fertileader Gold will help plants not only survive through abiotic stress events but overcome them, generating more bushels per acre, higher quality grains and fruits, and help growers maximize their return on investment in both genetics and fertility programs.

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Author: Robert Jarek – Product Manager

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