Ag Issues with Neil Roberts: Leo Bartolon Part 4

Nicole DesRosier
 April 29, 2022
The Dakotan:
This is Ag Issues with Neil Roberts.

Neil Roberts:
Welcome to another edition of Ag Issues. Our guest this week is NDSU Cropping System Specialist Leo Bartolon from the North Central Research Extension Center. And Leo. We continue our discussion on soybeans this week and inoculations can be tricky here. Some advice.

Leo Bartolon:
Yes, some farmers are worried about last year. We had a drought. A lot of nitrogen in the small grains were left in the soil and they are asking, so it's the nitrogen, we'll affect inoculation. So even the high amounts of nitrogen in soils that we have seen like 100 £120, it will not be a concern. It may be slowing down a little bit, the inoculation, but it will not be a huge problem. For the soybean crops. Just do your inoculation as you always do and keep doing the best job. And soybeans will be good.

Neil Roberts:
All right. Good stuff. Thanks, Leo. And he will have more on soybeans when we come back.

The Dakotan:
So you're listening to Ag Issues with Neil Roberts on the Dakotan Network. talking soybeans.

Neil Roberts:
Talking soybeans today with a little more with Leo Bartolon from the North Central Research Center here on Ag Issues. And Leo, give us some tips on inoculation.

Leo Bartolon:
Yes, soybeans inoculation is very crucial because we are talking of living organisms. They are very sensitive for temperature chemicals. And we should do is treat the seeds in the shop, try to do the inoculation very close to the planting operation of white to do like a three or four days before. Planting, I think is more easy operationally speaking, but is not good for the bacteria. And also, if you can apply in the fall, especially if you don't have liquid fertilizer applied and then the bacteria can stay in the soil for more time and avoid contact with the chemicals in the seeds.

Neil Roberts:
Hey, that concludes this edition. Until next time. I'm Neil Roberts.

The Dakotan:
You're listening to the Dakotan Network. Real, Honest, Local News.

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