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Optimize® ST

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Product Overview


Breakthrough performance for soybeans

For higher yield potential and better returns for your customers, pre-treat your soybean seed with Optimize ST inoculant.

Optimize ST is a retailer-applied dual action inoculant that contains a specially selected Bradyrhizobium japonicum inoculant along with LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) technology - helping to improve your crops potential.

Key benefits at a glance

  • Greater opportunity for the develoment of nitrogen-fixing nodules with LCO
  • Enhances nutrient capacity, which supports root and shoot growth
  • Lower application rate means more space on seed for other seed treatments
  • Broad seed treatment compatibility with 220-day on seed stability with additional extender* for key seed treatments, otherwise 120 day on seed stability
    *Additional extender sold separately.

What is LCO Technology?

LCO is a molecule involved in the rhizobia legume nodulation process. When the LCO molecule is present at the time of planting, it allows for the nodulation process to begin, independent of variety, soil and environmental conditions.

With Optimize ST, the plant does not need to wait for the LCO signal as it is delivered on the seed, potentially reducing the time required for this process to occur naturally and therefore, accelerating nodulation and nitrogen fixation to the young crop.


Learn About Nitrogen Fixation for Soybeans

 

How the technology works

  1. Needing nitrogen, the plant releases flavonoids to signal rhizobia.
  2. Sensing the flavonoids, the rhizobia signal LCO back to the plant.
  3. The plant can respond to the LCO, allowing the rhizobia to infect its roots.
  4. This symbiotic relationship creates nodules, which can help fix atmospheric nitrogen.

With Optimize ST, the plant does not need to wait for the LCO signal as it is delivered on the seed, potentially reducing the time required for this process to occur naturally and therefore, accelerating nodulation and nitrogen fixation to the young crop.

Double inoculate your soil for maximum yield potential

Land that has been through less than ideal growing conditions, or has not had soybeans for a few years, requires special attention when it comes to inoculation. Double inoculation can help quickly establish high populations of rhizobia bacteria to help ensure the best possible nodulation and soybean performance. Land with a history of longer soybean rotations, or land with a history of flooding or longer periods of drought, is not conducive to rhizobia survival. It is in these soils that farmers will benefit greatly from the application of two formulations of inoculant.

For best results, you may apply Optimize® ST inoculant with Cell-Tech® inoculant or TagTeam® inoculant.

Learn more about how a double incoulation program could help maximize your soybean yield potential.


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