While I can’t comment on the impact to soil PH in subsequent years after first application (since this is the first year I used PlotStart®), I can tell you that post planting soil tests confirmed its PH adjusting powers, and most importantly, I experienced vigorous bean and corn growth right out of the gate and through the growing season, in spite of below average June rainfall in my region of central Illinois.
As importantly, it saved the hassle and expense of renting a lime cart to spread tons of lime, into a simple job of just adding 2.5 gallons of PlotStart® into my regular ATV sprayer per acre of ground treated. I saved both money – and time – and experienced great plant health and growth, as evidenced in my early-August, chest-high Real World soybean plots.
With PlotBoost® is applied at 32 ounces per acre, and can be mixed with glyphosate, so when you spray your beans or corn, you can also feed them for optimal growth at the same time. One of the meaningful benefits to including PlotBoost® in your Round-up ready bean treatments, in particular, is the reduction or elimination of yellowing and burning after spraying, which after adjusting my glyphosate rate with help from Jeremy Flinn at DeerGro®, worked like a charm. Again, in spite of below-average June rainfall – my late-July beans were the healthiest and tallest I’d ever grown.
PlotBoost® works by dramatically improving fertilizer uptake and use by your food plots, which can allow you to use less fertilizer annually because your plants can absorb more nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It also helps plants withstand harsh environmental conditions like drought, disease, and insects.