New trials data shows that arable crops can benefit from autumn applications of the innovative nitrogen stabiliser product Instinct®, which keeps more nitrogen in the soil for longer. In oilseed rape, yield responses of up to 7% were observed when Instinct was used with slurry in the autumn.
Category Manager Colin Bowers said: “A crop reaching its yield potential is underpinned by successful establishment. In cereals and oilseed rape, we have seen evidence of improved autumn establishment from using Instinct in the autumn, especially when used in conjunction with slurry and digestate. Our internal development trials showed yield responses of up to 7% and improve spring vigour in oilseed rape when Instinct is used with slurry in the autumn”.
The product should be applied at a rate of 1.7L/ha, as close to the application of the source of nitrogen as possible – ideally within a couple of days either side, if not applied with the slurry or digestate. Instinct can be applied to a seed bed and incorporated or simply sprayed on as a surface application. “When applied to the soil surface, the ideal situation is for there to be at least 12 mm of rain during the 10 days following application in order for the product to be washed into the soil,” Colin added.
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