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FIELD CROPS • Powder

AGTIV® FIELD CROPS Powder is an endomycorrhizal inoculant in powder form ideal for mixing with cereals, flax and forage seeds at planting time.

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Description

  • Size: 2 kg (4.4 lb)
  • Inert ingredient: Diatomaceous earth
  • Particle Size: < 1 mm (18 mesh)
  • Bulk Density: 275 g/L (0.7 lb/US dry qt)

Directions for use

DRY BEANS, CEREALS & FLAX

Mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder evenly with seeds when filling seeder using grain auger or directly in the hopper or other container. The application rate is 3/4 cup/acre (450 ml of product/ha). One 2 kg pail of AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder covers up to 40 acres (16 ha).

It is possible to use a dry seed treater to deliver the powder (see below for details).

AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder is compatible with legume inoculants.

Recommendations

  • AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder powder may “bulk up” seeds. It is important to calibrate the seeder to ensure correct seeding rate is attained. 
  • When planting, avoid using AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder with wet equipment. Allow the equipment to dry and make sure that all the mechanisms and the piping of the seeder are dry. It is also possible to use a neutral absorbent to absorb excess water. 
  • For optimum results, it is recommended to seed within the 8 hours following coating with AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder. Ensure proper seed-soil contact to minimize any desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder and fungicide seed treatments in the same tank. Apply to seed once treatment is dry. 
  • Do not mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder with granular or liquid fertilizers.
Dry seed treaters

A dry seed treater can be used to easily deliver AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder onto seeds. It is recommended to perform a calibration test with the device to adjust the flow rate to the drill box filling rate.

Devices tested

Nuttall Seed Inoculator (Nuttall Mfg Ltd, 1-306-345-2359, www.nuttallsystem.com): 1.5 to 2 minutes is required to empty a 4 kg pail of AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder set at maximum speed.

Inoculator Seed Treater (Enviropac Inc., 1-800-752-1414, www.enviropacinc.com): 5 to 6 minutes is required to empty a 4 kg pail of AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder set at maximum speed.

 

ALFALFA, MIX FORAGES & GRASS

Mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder evenly with seeds at a rate of 1 1/2 cup/acre (900 ml of product /hectare). One 2 kg pail of AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder covers up to 20 acres (8 ha).

Recommendations

  • AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder powder may “bulk up” seeds. It is important to calibrate the seeder to ensure correct seeding rate is attained. 
  • When planting, avoid using AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder with wet equipment. Allow the equipment to dry and make sure that all the mechanisms and the piping of the seeder are dry. It is also possible to use a neutral absorbent to absorb excess water. 
  • For optimum results, it is recommended to seed within the 8 hours following coating with AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder. Ensure proper seed-soil contact to minimize any desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder and fungicide seed treatments in the same tank. Apply to seed once treatment is dry. 
  • Do not mix AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder with granular or liquid fertilizers
Dry seed treaters

A dry seed treater can be used to easily deliver AGTIV® FIELD CROPS • Powder onto seeds. It is recommended to perform a calibration test with the device to adjust the flow rate to the drill box filling rate.

Specifications

Active ingredient

Endomycorrhizal inoculum : Glomus intraradices
6 400 viable spores/g
1 452 800 viable spores/lb

Storage and handling

  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Do not freeze or expose to temperatures above 35°C (95°F).
  • Avoid severe temperature variation.
  • Close tightly after use.
  • Respect the best before date on the label.
  • Avoid prolonged inhalation of dust. Use of a dust mask when handling is recommended.

Plant compatibility 

* The following plant families cannot be colonized by the fungus contained in AGTIV®.

  • Brassicaceae (canola, mustard)
  • Chenopodiaceae (spinach, beets)
  • Polygonaceae (buckwheat)

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