Date: September, 2020
Goal: The purpose of this trial was to compare the yield and tissue analysis results in peanuts against a competitor product, DeltAg Boron Plus. The results were analyzed to compare the effects of the two products in late season application in the Calcium (Ca) and Boron (B) categories.
Location: Baldwin County, Alabama, USA.
In this trial two applications were made across two forty-acre blocks. An early season application of Boron Plus (4oz/A) was made on both plots around the V3 growth stage. A late season application around the R3 growth stage of Boron Plus was made on one block while an application of Magnet-B (16oz/A) was made on the second block.
Rate: 16 oz/Ac
Rate: 4 oz/Ac
In the three tables above, you can see the difference between Magnet-B and Boron Plus from a plant held nutritional element standpoint. Magnet-B TM out performs the competitor product, not only in Calcium and Boron but as a whole across all nutrients. This is due to Magnet-B proprietary delivery technology, which moves nutrients systemically into the plant, so it improves nutrient uptake within the plant.
By using Magnet-B for one application a year at the R3 reproductive stage, the grower increased the yield on their farm by ~ 35.00%. The cost of application for one acre of land using Magnet-B will cost $5.38 more than Boron Plus. However, by using this product the grower earned an average of $301.81/ac. All of this is presented in the table below.
Clay Nelms, ExcelAg Technical Sales Representative