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XiteBio / 24.01.2019

Thriving Through Innovation Newsletter Fall/Winter 2018 CEO's Message This is the time of year when we reflect on the previous growing season, and make our plans for the future. Be it the weather or the market, 2018 had its share of challenges for many of our farmer, retailer and distributor customers. We are in an industry where so much can be determined by factors beyond our control, however, finding sources of reliability is invaluable. At XiteBio, we are continually working to develop products and technologies that consistently perform under a variety of...

XiteBio / 20.12.2017

Starter Liquid Fertilizer (eg., 10-34-0, G22) + SoyRhizo®→ Convenient In-Furrow Use Is your inoculant slowing you down? If you find yourself unable to use your preferred seed treatment or go in-furrow with liquid starter fertilizer, it may be time to consider switching inoculants. Some inoculants do not offer many options when it comes to compatibility with seed treatments and liquid fertilizers. This can limit your options in the field when it comes to planning your inputs, not to mention costing you valuable time during a busy planting season. XiteBio® SoyRhizo®...

XiteBio / 19.10.2017

After a year that saw above-average yields for wheat and canola despite dry conditions in much of North America, many farmers’ bins are brimming to the top with this year’s harvest, especially in the Canadian prairies. But all that grain can take a toll on your soil, depleting it of critical nutrients. The following table lists uptake and removal rates of major crops in Western Canada: Crop   N (lb/ac) P2O5 (lb/ac) K2O (lb/ac) S (lb/ac) Spring Wheat Uptake 76-93 29-35 65-80 8-10 Removal 54-66 21-26 16-19 4-5 Winter Wheat Uptake 61-74 27-34 64-78 9-11 Removal 47-57 23-28 15-19 6-8 Canola Uptake 100-123 46-57 73-89 17-21 Removal 61-74 33-40 16-20 10-12 Soybeans Uptake 160-200 28-35 84-155 12 Removal 130-140 28-30 48-50 4 Corn Uptake 138-168 57-69 116-141 13-16 Removal 87-107 39-48 25-30 6-7 Peas Uptake 138-168 38-46 123-150 11-14 Removal 105-129 31-38 32-39 6-7 Lentils Uptake 82-101 22-27 69-84 8-10 Removal 55-67 17-20 29-36 4-5 Barley Uptake 100-122 40-49 96-117 12-14 Removal 70-85 30-37 23-28 6-8 Faba Beans Uptake 257-314 89-108 229-280 12-15 Removal 154-188 55-67 47-57 6-8 Source: Canadian Fertilizer Institute Uptake refers to the amount of each nutrient that a crop takes up...

XiteBio / 15.09.2015

What form of inoculant is best to use can depend on a variety of factors. Available equipment, the environment and cost can all have an influence on the decision. While there is no one answer that covers every scenario, the affordability and efficacy of liquid-based inoculants has certainly improved over time and made their potential use more appealing. Listed below are several reasons why using a liquid inoculant might offer the most benefit: liquid inoculants contain high concentrations of rhizobia to make sure every seed is adequately coated liquid is...