AGTIV® FIELD CROPS

AGTIV® FIELD CROPS

AGTIV® Field Crops provide superior crop and grain quality. It is an endomycorrhizal inoculant. Available in a powder formulation that is ideal for mixing with seeds at planting time. Choose from a liquid or a granular formulation for precise in-furrow application. It is compatible with most field crops*.


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

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

        Granular

AGTIV® Field Crops Granular is a granular endomycorrhizal inoculant used for precise in-furrow application. This product is compatible with most agricultural crops.

Active Ingredients-Granular

  • Endomycorrhizal inoculum: Glomus intraradices- 142 viable spores/g; 64,500 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 the bag tightly after use
  • Respect the best before date on the label

Application Rate-Granular

AGTIV® Field Crops Granular should be placed in the seed row. Apply at a rate of 5 lb/acre (5.7 kg/ha). One 18.2 kg (40 lb) bag covers 8 acres(3.2 ha) or one 364 kg (800 lb) bag covers 160 acres (64 ha).
AGTIV® Field Crops Granular is compatible with legume inoculants.

  • We recommend calibrating the seeder before applying AGTIV® Field Crops Granular.
  • Avoid using AGTIV® Field Crops Granular with wet equipment.
  • Allow the equipment to dry or let run a few minutes before adding product.
  • Remove any unused granules from the tank or the seed cart at the end of the day.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® Field Crops Granular with granular pesticides or fertilizers.

 

       Powder

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

Active Ingredients-Powder

  • Endomycorrhizal inoculum: Glomus intraradices -6400 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.

Application Rate- Powder

Dry Beans, Cereals and 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® 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.

  • AGTIV® Field Crops 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® 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.

 

Alfalfa, Mix Forages and 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).

  • AGTIV® Field Crops 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

 

          Liquid

AGTIV® Field Crops Liquid is an endomycorrhizal inoculant that has been specially developed for field crops such as soybean, dry beans, cereals and flax. The product is adapted to the equipment used and allows for a uniform distribution when it is applied in furrow.

Active Ingredients-Liquid

  • Endomycorrhizal inoculum: Glomus intraradices 6,400 viable spores/g

Storage and Handling

  • Store in a cool place (2-8°C, 36-46°F)
  • Do not freeze product
  • Respect the best before date on the label

Application Rate- Liquid

In-Furrow Application - Tank mix

In the liquid tank, pour the contents of a 950 ml bottle in the volume of water required to treat 20 acres (8 hectares). Refer to the chart. Apply directly in furrow.

  • Ensure the tank and the liquid injection system are clean and free of chemical residues.
  • Use filters with openings smaller of at least 0.28 mm (50 mesh) to avoid clogging.
  • Ensure the temperature of the diluted tank mix doesn’t exceed 22°C (72°F).
  • Shake well before use and during the application.
  • Apply product within six hours following mix into the tank.

Volume of water to add in the liquid tank according to the flow rate needed and 7 Rules for Success

 

In-Furrow Application - AGTIV Liquid Injection Kit

Dilute the product in the required volume of clean, non-chlorinated water. For each 950 ml bottle of mycorrhizal inoculant, add 2 bottles of water. Apply directly on seed pieces into furrow.

  • Ensure the tank and the liquid injection system are clean and free of chemical residues.
  • On the planter, remove all cylinder screens by the nozzles or use filters with openings of at least 50 mesh (0.28 mm).
  • Spray band width should be limited to 7 in (18 cm) or less.
  • If the mixture does not contain pesticides or fertilizers, it can be emptied, refrigerated and used within 24 hours.
  • Product must be refrigerated (2-8°C, 36-46°F). Do not freeze product.
  • Shake the bottle well before use and maintain a constant agitation in the tank during application.
  • Ensure the temperature of the diluted tank mix doesn’t exceed 22°C (72°F).
  • Do not use after the best before date indicated on the label.

Application rate 

AGTIV Liquid Injection Kit / IN-FURROW APPLICATION Video 

 

O Powder (For organic use)

AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder (for organic use) is an endomycorrhizal inoculant in powder form ideal for mixing with cereals, flax and forage seeds at planting time.

Active Ingredients- O Powder

  • Endomycorrhizal inoculum : Glomus intraradices - 8 000 viable spores/g

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.

Application Rate- O Powder

Dry Beans, Cereals and Flax

Mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder evenly with seeds when filling seeder using grain auger or directly in the hopper or other container.  The application rate is 40 g or 1.4 oz/acre (100 g/ha). One 800 g pail of AGTIV® Field Crop O Powder covers up to 20 acres (8 ha).
It is possible to use a dry seed treater to deliver the powder (see below for details).
AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder is compatible with legume inoculants.

  • AGTIV® Field Crops O 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 O 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 O Powder. Ensure proper seed-soil contact to minimize any desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder and fungicide seed treatments in the same tank. Apply to seed once treatment is dry.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder with granular or liquid fertilizers.

 

Dry seed treaters

A dry seed treater can be used to easily deliver AGTIV® Field Crops O 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.

 

Alfalfa, Mix Forages and Grass

Mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder evenly with seeds at a rate of 80 g or 2.8 oz/acre (200 g/hectare). One 800 g pail of AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder covers up to 10 acres (4 ha).

Recommendations

  • AGTIV® Field Crops O 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 O 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 O Powder. Ensure proper seed-soil contact to minimize any desiccation of the mycorrhizal inoculant.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder and fungicide seed treatments in the same tank. Apply to seed once treatment is dry.
  • Do not mix AGTIV® Field Crops O Powder with granular or liquid fertilizers

 

 

How it works

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Video Resources

Mycorrhizae symbiosis establishment:

 

Benefits

  • Increases root growth
  • Mycorrhizal fungi produce hyphae that penetrate root cells to produce exchange structures
  • Mycorrhizal fungi produce hyphae that extend into the soil and increase absorptive capacity for water and mineral nutrients (P, Cu, Zn)
  • Mycorrhizal fungi improve the plant’s absorption capabilities by transferring directly to root via mycorrhizal network
  • Increases yield
  • Increases crop quality
  • Increases tolerance to drought
  • Optimizes fertilizer use

Research

Cereals Efficacy Book

Dry Beans Efficacy Book


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