Soybeans might be the last thing on your mind as the weather grows colder. But as you browse Dakota Bio, you might consider getting a jump on 2021. They say preparation is half the battle, so now’s the time to think about how to improve your soybean yields.
Soybeans are nutrient powerhouses that require extra vigilance to protect them from insects, other pests, and various detriments in the field. At Dakota Bio, we take this line of protection a step further with our patented line of biologicals.
4 Methods for Organic Sustainability
Biologicals are made from living materials such as beneficial bacteria, as opposed to the synthetic ingredients present in chemical pesticides. Serving as part of an integrated pest management program is one part of what biologicals provide. What else can they do?
- Bio Remediation – These products stop and even reverse environmental damage from chemical buildup in the soil.
- Bio Defense – Products that help crops manage stress, disease, and pests.
- Bio Health – Products that improve the overall health of crops by improving nutrient uptake.
- Bio Nutrition – Products that increase nutrient supply to your crops by fixing nitrogen, solubilizing phosphorus, increasing water absorption, and more.
Leave No Trace with Biodegradable Products
Growing soybeans in 2021 and beyond requires additional biotech help if you’re aiming for truly sustainable agriculture. It requires being environmentally responsible while maintaining the profitability of your farming operation. Farmers need flexibility in their ability to plan crop rotations in their fields.
Thanks to biologicals, you can experience spray timing that works in your favor as well as short wait times between application and harvest. Shorter waiting periods means better harvest and shipping schedules.
Biological soybean crop application is no different than any form of chemical crop application. You can apply biologicals to plants or to the soil with similar agricultural equipment. There are even people who choose to use biologicals as seed treatment.
The great thing about these products is that they don’t linger around that long. As organic material, they degrade and break down as living things do. Because of that, environmental risks and human health risks are minimized. From a marketing standpoint, that’s impressive. What else provides the same protection as chemical treatments while not posing any danger to humans or wildlife?
Special Considerations When Storing Biologicals
Because of the finite nature of biologicals, it’s important to pay attention to their special storage needs. Organic materials require more attention than store it and forget it. Read all labels thoroughly and follow instructions for proper storage temperatures, application and timing methods, shelf life, and compatibility with soybean crops and other applied products.
Ultimately, biotech protection comes in many forms. While you can still buy toxic pesticides and potentially poison your crops and soil, there are better options. That’s why Dakota Bio offers biological solutions that provide value to organic farmers. You can be safe, healthy, and able to meet harvest deadlines in 2021 and beyond.