Proceedings 2004

Indiana Crop Adviser Conference

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High Yield Soybeans

Foliar Application of Micronutrients on High Yield Soybeans

I will be talking to Indiana farmers about the benefits of applying micronutrients to their soybean crops. I will be focusing on the importance of having a fully balanced nutritional program and the concept of transient nutrient deficiency. Such concept mentions that plants during certain stages of growth will require more or less amounts of certain nutritients so that their genetic potential can be achieved. The application of micronutrients is a step toward managing such nutritional needs of a crop.

Vatren Jurin Technical Director
Brandt Consolidated Inc.

Biography:  Mr.. Jurin is a graduate Agronomist from New Mexico State University, he however began his agricultural education in South America at the Universidad del Tolima in Colombia. Now serving as Technical Director for Brandt Consolidated, an agricultural chemical conglomerate based in Pleasant Plains, Illinois, with interests in Agriculture, Horticulture, Turf and the Lawn and Garden market segments. As Technical Director, Mr.. Jurin oversees all technical services, product development and regulatory affairs for all of the company's market segments on 6 continents. Mr.. Jurin is married, has 3 sons and lives in Chatham, Illinois.