2022 Research Farm Book

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BRANDT Research and Development Results

2022
Trial Overview May Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 66.5º 19.9 July Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 76.2º 22.5 September Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 66.5º 18.0 2022 Climate Data - BRANDT Research Farm 2 Pleasant Plains - 2.7” Pleasant Plains - 3.7” Pleasant Plains - 5.4” Pleasant Plains - 3.5” Pleasant Plains - 6.1” Pleasant Plains - 3.7” April Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 51.6º 16.8 June Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 74.7º 25.2 August Location Average Temp Average Solar Rad Pleasant Plains 73.8º 21.0 Rainfall 10.0” 8.0” 6.0” 5.0” 4.0” 3.0” 2.0” 1.5” 1.0” 0.5”
3 Soybeans ..................................... 18 Variety Trials ............................... 21 Planting Date Trial .......................... 22 Response to In-Furrow Treatments ............ 23 Stress Mitigation ............................ 24 Soybean Fungicide + BRANDT Smart System on Soybeans ................................ 25 2022 Trial Research Partners ................ 26 Corn Yield Response to BRANDT Smart K B ..... 27 Soybean Response to BRANDT SeedZone Mo ... 28 Talc USA Planter Box Applications 29 Soybean Response to BRANDT Smart System .. 30 Contents Corn 6 Nitrogen Rate ............................... 9 Intercropping & Skip-Row Planting ............ 10 Corn Hybrid Observations .................... 11 Hybrid Response to Rotation ................. 12 Planting Date Trials ......................... 13 Response to Fungicide & ...................... BRANDT Smart K B .......................14-15 Progressive Foliar Management ............... 16 Management Practices ......................... 17 Weather maps can be found at: https://water.weather.gov/precip/ Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring Program. Illinois Climate Network. (2015). Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7495. https://dx.doi.org/10.13012/J8MW2F2Q
Trial Overview Omission Trials - Standard Treatment Fall NH3 Spring NH3 Total Nutrition Planting Date Population Harvest Date 160 Units None Corn: 190-50-150-30S Soybeans: 24-72-144-30S 4/5/22 - 5/13/22 Corn: 44,000 Soybeans: 100,000 9/20/22 - 10/07/22 Fungicide/Insecticide/Nutrition Application Herbicide/Nutrition Application Corn: Hero®, BRANDT Smart K B, Revytek™, BRANDT Smart Trio® Soybeans: Hero, BRANDT Smart Trio, BRANDT Smart K B & Revytek Corn: (Pre-emergent) Resicore®; (Post-applied) BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B Soybeans: (Pre-emergent) Zidua® + Metribuzin; (Post-applied), BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B, Liberty®, Outlook® Pleasant Plains, IL Soybean Seed Trials Foliar Trials Plant Stimulant Trials Solar Maximization Trials 20” & 30” Corn & Soybeans Skip Row & Intercropping Corn Hybrid Performance Continuous Corn 20” vs 30” Corn Trials Variable Population plus Fungicide Timing Hybrid Performance Continuous Corn 30” Corn on Corn Tillage by N Source Trials N Rates 9 1 11 12 4 3 10 2 Trial Parameters Block 1 - Continuous Corn • Foliar Nutritional Stimulants • Foliar V4 Stage • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 2 - Continuous Corn • Hybrid Trials • 30” Row Width • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 3 - Continuous Corn • Hybrid Trials • 30” Row Width • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 4 - Continuous Corn • Nutrient Response • 0-300 Units of N (no P&K) • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 5 - First Year Corn • Hybrid Trials • 30” Row Width • Strip Till • 44,000 Population Block 6 - First Year Corn • Hybrid Trials • 30” Row Width • Strip Till • 44,000 Population Block 7 - First Year Soybeans • Variety Trials • 30” Row Width • Conventional Till • 100,000 Population Block 8 - First Year Soybeans • Variety Trials • 30” Row Width • Conventional Till • 100,000 Population Block 9 - Skip Row • Fall NH3 • Solar Maximization • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 10 - Intercropping • Fall NH3 • Sulfur Response at Plant • Conventional Till • 44,000 Population Block 11 - Continuous Corn • Fall NH3 • Sulfur Response at Plant • Conventional Till vs Variable • 44,000 Population Block 12 - Continuous Corn • Fall NH3 vs 28% • Sulfur Response at Plant • Conventional Till vs No Till • 44,000 Population Block 13 - First Year Corn • High Yield Trial - Short Corn • 20” vs 30” Row Width • Fungicide Response vs Population • 34,000 to 54,000 Population Block 14 - First Year Corn • High Yield Trial - Short Corn • Sulfur Response at Plant • Foliar Nutritional Stimulants • 42,000 Population • Fungicide Trials Block 15 - First Year Soybeans • Fungicide • Conventional Till vs No Till • 120,000 Population • Foliar Nutritionals Block 16 - First Year Soybeans • Progressive Foliar Treatments • Conventional Till vs No Till • 100,000 Population • Stress Mitigation 4

We are pleased to release our 2022 research review to you, our customers, for the improvement of your operation through innovative products and practices. The 2022 season brought some changes and challenges, which all became learning experiences to make improvements for the next season.

One of the changes you will see in this annual publication is the expansion of our research partners. Our 300 acre BRANDT Research Farm in Pleasant Plains, Illinois is ground zero for our BRANDT Discovery and Innovation team, but we are expanding our research footprint through third-party cooperators to assist in product development and methods to better serve our farmer customers. We have increased our research staff and in 2023 will begin building a state-of-the-art facility at our BRANDT Research Farm. We continue to invest in people, innovations and infrastructure that will develop the products and practices to increase productivity and profits on your farm.

It wouldn’t be a normal year without our share of challenges. We are not exempt from product shortages and supply chain bottlenecks, and Mother Nature always likes to have the last word. That said, we are a resilient culture that navigates challenges and finds solutions. That is the BRANDT culture: to take challenges head-on in the best interest of our customers.

These research results are the culmination of a season’s hard work to stay on the leading edge of production agriculture. We hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy taking the risks in our research so that you don’t have to.

We wish you all a safe and prosperous 2023. Please reach out to your BRANDT representative for more information and we invite you all to our research farm in 2023 for an inside look at some of the exciting things we are working on.

Brian Haschemeyer - VP BRANDT Discovery & Innovation

Ed Corrigan – Senior Technical Agronomist, Midwest

Eric Winans - Technical Agronomist, Pleasant Plains

Steve Clement – Technical Systems Advisor

Tom Kimes - Research Farm Operations

Trial Overview
BRANDT Research Results Short Corn 42 K 30” & 20” 8 Stress Mitigation Timings 30” Hybrid Performance Trials 1st yr Corn Strip Till 44 K Short Corn 50 K 30” & 20” 8 Stress Mitigation Timings 30” Hybrid Performance Trials 1st yr Corn Strip Till 44 K 30” Soybean Progressive Management Trials Soybean Variety Trials Late Maturity Planting Date Trials Sulfur Trials Seed Treatment Trials Starter trials 30” Soybean Tillage plus Foliar Product Trials Soybean Variety Trials Early Maturity 8 7 15 16 13 5 14 6
2022

BRANDT Corn Production Base Applications

The BRANDT base applications reflect a high yield management recommendation that can be implemented in parts or as a whole to fit within a grower’s current program. Applications for 2022 were:

■ Conventional till in fall, Salford in fall (corn stalks)

■ 15-50-150 suspension in fall with BRANDT® Rezadone™ stalk digester

■ Fall NH3 – 160 units

■ Plant on top of RTK ammonia line

■ Band at plant 14-0-0-30S (2x0)

■ 2.5 gal/ac in-furrow starter + BRANDT® EnzUp® Zn

■ 44,000 population

■ Pre-emergent herbicide at plant with water

■ BRANDT Smart Trio, BRANDT Smart B-Mo with post application

■ Fungicide, insecticide + BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B + insecticide at R1

Nitrogen Rate pg. 9

We have illustrated the production practices as they relate to application timing. Please note how many important decisions are made before and at planting.

Hybrid Response pg. 11 & 12

Progressive pg. 16

Fungicide + BRANDT Smart K B pg. 14, 15 & 27 Planting Date pg. 13

VE COVER CROP/ TILLAGE NPK V1 V2 V4 V8 Corn 6

Variance 18.1 11.5 47.1 33.1 35.1 65.3 66.3 38.7 79.8 41.4 43.6 $$$

47.8 36.1 35.7 31.2 15.1 14.9 12.6 36.4 77.5 1.0 30.8 6.0

6.3 20.3 33.6 9.9 21.9 11.2 37.1 63 24.1 5.9 23.3 $$$

10.7 16.7 10.1 14.1 16.0 24.1 8.3 66.0 34.3 30.0 23.0 0.8

32.5 27.3 40.4 12.3 16.6 7.0 19.5 7.5 22.9 25.4 21.1 4.8

Trio 22.1 34.1 17.5 15.8 6.5 15.1 9.6 33.4 10.1 n/a 18.2 27.8 12

Nitrogen 13.0 15.4 22.9 11.9 20.9 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 16.8 $$$ 13 Row Width 20" vs 30" n/a n/a n/a 10.8 4.1 36.5 36.0 6.8 13.7 4.9 16.1 $$$ 14 Starter (28% Sulfur at Plant) 11.1 13.6 13.6 13.4 6.7 21.3 15.5 18.8 29.1 13.0 15.6 3.6 15 Nitrogen Timing 23 20.5 7.6 16.3 2 21.7 0 30.4 17.1 10.3 14.9 $$$

16 Boron at Tassel n/a 9.3 5.9 6.8 12.4 n/a 8.5 6.3 7.1 9.0 8.2 11.2

17 BRANDT EDTA Zn 9% 4.6 20.7 5.0 1.2 4.1 4.1 5.8 7.4 3.9 4.6 6.1 6.7

The ROI (Return On Investment) listed is calculated using the 2022 fall crop insurance price of $6.86 per bushel, multiplied by the yield response per acre, minus the cost per acre of a practice. For every dollar invested per acre in a practice, the ROI factor is how many dollars you get in return. We use a symbol of $$$ for practices that had no measurable cost per acre, but offer the best ROI.

V12 VT R1 R2 R4 R6 Corn 7
Rankings 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 10 yr Avg 10
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1 Planting Date 99.6 94.2 41.8 97.3 47.0 36.4 100.2 72.9 127.7 49.3 76.6 $$$
Solar Max Skip-Row n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 61.8 65.7 63.8 $$$
Hybrid
Solar Max Intercropping n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 39.6 34.8 36.7 37.0 $$$
Nitrogen Rate
Fungicide & BRANDT Smart K B Response 13.4 14.3 21.2 27.2 17.0 24.8 46.8 32.6 36.8 36.3 27.0 5.6
Tillage System n/a 19.7 15.0 19.5 18.8 22.1 19.8 38.3 52.1 22.9 25.4 8.3
Rotation
P&K Rate
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Banding
8 We Have Determined the “Top 5” Corn Grower Insights Based on BRANDT Research Farm Data 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 76.6 63.8 43.6 37 30.8 27 25.4 23.3 23 21.1 18.2 16.8 16.1 15.6 14.9 8.2 6.1 49.3 65.7 41.4 36.7 1 36.3 22.9 5.9 30 25.4 4.9 13 10.3 9 4.6 BRANDT EDTA Zn 9% Boron at Tassel Nitrogen Timing Starter (28% Sulfur at Plant) Row Width 20 vs 30 Banding Nitrogen BRANDT Smart Trio Population Rate P&K Rate Crop Rotation Tillage System Fungicide & BRANDT Smart K B Response Nitrogen Rate Solar Max Intercropping Hybrid Variance Solar Max Skip-Row Planting Date 2022 Production Practice Rankings vs 10 Year Average Production Practice Rankings 10 Year Average 2022 10 Year ROI/ac @ $6.86/bu $/ac bu/ac -$100 -$25 $50 $125 $200 $275 $350 $425 $500 $525.8 $437.3 $299.4 $254.0 $176.5 $152.5 $152.9 $160.0 -$44.0 $115.0 $120.7 $77.1 $102.1 $51.0 $35.9 $110.5 $115.4 Once again, early planting in ideal conditions while using seed treatments improved the early plant vigor for even emergence. In cool soils, ATS sulfur applications provided additional yields. High soil nitrogen mineralization in 2022 reduced corn yield response to high nitrogen application rates as well as applying nitrogen after corn emergence. Mineralization also reduced the crop rotation penalty of corn followed by corn. Increasing corn population took advantage of the high soil nutrition available in 2022 and provided a profitable yield increase. Applications of fungicides and micronutrients reduced transient nutrient deficiencies as well as provided increased photosynthates for higher yields. Hybrid selection matched with field nutrition boosted yields. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Yield results from various nitrogen rate applications on first-year corn and continuous corn. ■ Yields were much higher than most years in this trial due to high mineralization from 2021 fall and winter ■ Planting date: April 28 ■ Planting population: 44,000 ■ 0-300 total units of nitrogen – fall applied NH3 with N-Serve ■ Continuous corn is on its 16th consecutive year
July 20 150 lbs N 300 lbs N 200 lbs N 0 lbs N 250 lbs N 9 Early Reproductive Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Corn Fall Pre-Planting or At-Planting
Rate
Yield Response to Nitrogen Rate and Crop Rotation bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 168.7 240.5 250.7 264.1 251.9 232.7 73.2 197 .7 263 252 216 186.7 300 250 200 150 100 Zero Continuous Corn Yield 1st Year Corn Yield
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Corn Nitrogen
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10 Fall Corn Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Pre-Planting or At-Planting Early Vegetative
and Skip-Row Planting Intercropping - Variable Rate Population vs Single Population bu/ac 270 280 290 300 310 320 330 340 322.0 336.6 329.1 292.3 Population 44k Variable Population 40 to 60K Variable Population 40 to 60K Variable Population 40 to 60K 8 Rows of Soybeans Between Corn 8 Rows of Soybeans Between Corn 8 Rows of Soybeans Between Corn 30” Row Skip-Row Trial bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 285.3 351 311 228.6 3x2 Row Sequence at 60K Row Population 2x2 Row Sequence at 70k Row Population 2x2 Row Sequence at 60k Row Population Standard Row Sequence 20” Row Skip-Row Trial bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 329.8 271.1 2x2 Row Sequence at 65k Row Population Standard Row Sequence 2x2 = 3x2 = For
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are looking at the effects of intercropping with variable populations and skip-rows. In the intercropping scenario
are looking at increased populations on the outer rows that are exposed to more sunlight versus just a flat population rate. In the skip-row scenario we are looking at different variations of skipping planting of a certain row to allow for greater root mass and scavenging of water and nutrients.
Planting Date: April 29
Planting Population: Various
gal/ac Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS) applied 2x0 band at planting
2.5 gal BRANDT 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar® Mn in furrow
Nutrition: 195 N – 75 P
K
BRANDT Rezadone in fall
Fungicide/insecticide/BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B at V12
Fungicide/insecticide/BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B at R1 Observations:
Plants emerged evenly and maintained a dark green color until harvest.
1st Year Hybrid Trials - 30” Rows 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 161.9 261.0 268.9 272.7 287 .1 296.4 268.8 262.2 251.7 264.1 282.2 280.1 278.8 268.1 259.9 249.9 257 .0 B14R22 B13K20 B11Y0 1 B10H24 BO 9Z08 BO 7H1 x21116A 2111A 4757 4930 5497 5588 5760 1026 1239 1460 1701 Croplan® Brevant® NK 11 Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Corn Pre-Planting or At-Planting 2022 Corn Hybrid Observations Yield results across a range of hybrids of different manufacturers, traits, maturities and row spacing in a first-year corn scenario. ■ Planting date: April 27 ■ Planting population: 44,000 Treatments ■ Strip till fall NH3 ■ 10 gal/ac Ammonia-Thiosulfate (ATS) applied 2x0 at planting ■ 2.5 gal/ac BRANDT 5-12-0-4S + BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow ■ Total applied fertilizer 195 N – 75 P – 150 K ■ V12 foliar application fungicide/insecticide + BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B ■ R1 foliar application fungicide/insecticide + BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B DEKALB Hybrid Observation - 1st Year Corn - 20” Rows bu/ac 280 290 300 310 320 330 340 350 304.1 332.8 328.1 342.6 312.5 326.4 321.6 325.0 324.9 329.4 DK C 67-94 DK C 67-37 DK C 66-18 DK C 65-95 DK C 64-85 DK C 63-91 DK C 62-89 DK C 62-70 DK C 111-3 5 DK C 59-82
Hybrid Response to Crop Rotation - 30” Rows bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 275.7 288.6 291.7 270.1 280.2 288.3 305.1 291.2 299.4 292.4 290.5 273.6 316.2 307 .7 310.2 307 .6 310.4 306.2 320.8 291.9 306.9 311.7 301.5 296.2 297 .3 293.2 288.1 295.2 283 297 .7 290.2 307 .2 302.8 305 311.3 304 321.2 318.7 303 312.4 316.8 300 311.6 314.3 296.3 308.6 279.8 308.5 306.9 303.2 Av erage DK C64-34 Bor der DK C 69-99 DK C 69-98 DK C 68-69 DK C 68-48 DK C 67-94 DK C67-37 DK C 66-18 DK C 66-04 DK C 65-95 DK C 65-84 DK C 64-65 Bor der DK C 64-34 Bor der DK C 64-64 DK C 64-21 DK C 63-91 DK C 93-90 DK C 62-89 DK C 62-70 DK C 62-69 DK C 61-40 DK C 111-35 DK C 59-82 DK C 59-81 Bor der 16 Year Continuous Corn 1st Year Corn Yield 12 Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Corn Pre-Planting or At-Planting Corn Hybrid Response to Rotation Yield results across a range of DEKALB hybrids with different trait packages and maturities in continuous corn and first year corn rotation. ■ Planting date: April 27 ■ Planting population: 44,000 Treatments ■ 10 gal/ac Ammonia-Thiosulfate (ATS) applied 2x0 at planting ■ 2.5 gal/ac BRANDT 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow ■ Applied fertilizer 195 N – 75 P – 150 K ■ V12 foliar application fungicide/insecticide plus BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B ■ R1 foliar application fungicide/insecticide plus BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B

Corn Planting Date Trials

The yield trajectory was what we have experienced in past years with the early planting dates, with ATS, being the highest.

■ Planting dates: April 26, May 9, May 23, June 4

■ Planting population: 44,000 plants per acre

■ 10 gal/ac Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS) applied at planting 2x0 band

■ 2.5 gal/acre BRANDT 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn, BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow

■ Nutrition: 195 N – 75 P – 150 K with BRANDT Rezadone in fall

■ Foliar fungicide/insecticide plus BRANDT Smart Trio and BRANDT Smart K B at R1

2022 ATS

2022 No ATS 280.7 268.2

Observations:

■ Plants emerged evenly and maintained a dark green color until harvest.

■ Plant height was taller the later we planted, and yields were reduced.

■ Response to sulfur application was positive and plants were darker green.

Yield by Year (April 3 - 26)

2021 Trial 2020 Trial 2018 Trial 2016 Trial 2017 Trial 2019 Trial 284.7 270.4

271.4 222.5

264.2 235.4

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13 Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Corn Pre-Planting or At-Planting

BRANDT Smart K B Timing Trial

Application of BRANDT Smart K B at V8 or R1 increased yield by 9+ bu/ac compared to fungicide alone.

■ Potassium aids in the movement of sugars and N in the plant, increases N utilization by the crop, and maintains cell hydration.

■ Boron is vital to pollen development and survivability and helps mobilize sugars during grain fill.

■ By aiding the plant in mitigating stresses, pairing BRANDT Smart K B with a fungicide application can have a synergistic effect on overall plant health and yield. Treatments:

Notes:

Previous crop: soybean; Planting date: 5/10/2022; Hybrid: DKC67-94RIB; Plant population: 44,000 plants/acre, Fall Fertility: 25-75-150 suspension; Nitrogen: 160 lbs fall NH3; Starter: 10 gal ATS 2x0” and 2.5 gal 5-12-0-4S, BRANDT EnzUp Zn, and BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow; Foliar: separate fungicide and insecticide application made at R1 across entire trial space.

1. Control 2. 1 qt BRANDT Smart K B at V8 3. 1 qt BRANDT Smart K B at R1
14 Early Vegetative Corn Fall Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative Early Reproductive
bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 294.6 304.3 303.6
+9.7 bu/ac +9.0 bu/ac
BRANDT Smart K B Timing Trial
BRANDT Smart K B at R1 BRANDT Smart K B at V8 Control

Yield Response to Fungicide & BRANDT Smart K B

Observations: ■ Plants emerged evenly and maintained a dark green color until harvest.

15 Fall Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Pre-Planting or At-Planting Early Vegetative Corn
Yield Response to Fungicide, Insecticide plus BRANDT Smart K B at R1 bu/ac 210 220 230 240 250 260 270 230.5 266.8 Fungicide + BRANDT Smart K B No Fungicide The fungicide, insecticide and BRANDT Smart K B application significantly increased yield on the continuous corn plot. The chart represents the average of 12 replications on a continuous corn block at the research farm. ■ Planting Date: April 28 ■ Planting Population: 44,000 ■ 10 gal/ac Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS) applied 2x0 at planting ■ 2.5 gal/ac BRANDT 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow ■ Nutrition: 195 N – 75 P – 150 K ■ BRANDT Rezadone in fall ■ Foliar fungicide, insecticide plus BRANDT Smart K B at R1
16 Fall Corn Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Pre-Planting or At-Planting Early Vegetative Progressive Foliar Management ■ Planted: May 2 ■ Population: 36,000 - 56,000 plants per acre ■ 10 gal/ac Ammonia Thiosulfate (ATS) applied at plant 2x0 band on surface ■ 2.5 gal 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn, BRANDT Sequestar Mn in-furrow ■ Nutrition: 195 N – 75 P – 150 K with BRANDT Rezadone in fall Continuous Corn 30 inch Row Progressive Foliar Trials bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 211.3 236.5 270.1 306.2 211.4 231.7 280.4 298.5 210.9 237 .4 254.9 311.4 214.9 243.4 279.7 317 .4 207 .8 233.6 265.5 297 .5 Population: 36k 40k 44k 48k Average V5 + V12 +R1 V5 + V12 V5 No Foliar Continuous Corn 20 inch Row Progressive Foliar Trials bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 217 .3 238.6 262.9 297 .7 220.3 241.7 264.6 300.0 235.5 249.4 268.2 304.9 215.6 250.1 278.8 316.3 218.2 221.9 247 .1 284.2 216.6 236.8 258.6 290.1 197 .4 231.7 260.2 290.9 V5 + V12 +R1 V5 + V12 V5 No Foliar Population: 36k 40k 44k 48k 52k 56k Average Treatment Timing Product No Foliar Treatment Treatment 1 V5 Fungicide, Insecticide, BRANDT Smart Trio, BRANDT Smart K B Treatment 2 V12 Fungicide, Insecticide, BRANDT Smart Trio, BRANDT Smart K B Treatment 3 R1 Fungicide, Insecticide, BRANDT Smart Trio, BRANDT Smart K B

Evolution of Management Practices

A mild and near record dry fall and winter preceded gentle rains in Feb & March that recharged soils for planting. Excellent soil planting conditions and near perfect emergence set the stage for top yields.

Wet conditions began on Halloween 2018 which impeded harvest, tillage and fertilizer applications. Wet conditions continued through the winter to spring. This made for unprecedented late and unfavorable planting conditions.

Soybean stubble was dry enough to apply NH3 early Nov 2019. Corn stalk ground was damp which limited tillage & fall ammonia. It was late March before soils began to dry out enough for tillage or spring ammonia. The soil temperature at 4” remained near 50º from early April to mid May.

Fall NH3 and tillage was achieved on soybean ground. Corn ground held off until spring due to damp conditions under residue. The soil temperature at 4” remained near 50° from early April to mid May. Excessive rains through June/July.

Soybean stubble was dry enough to apply NH3 by early November 2021. Corn stalk ground was damp which limited tillage and fall ammonia. It was late April before soils began to dry out enough for tillage or spring ammonia. The soil temperature at 4" remained near 50° from early April to mid May.

• Plant early for the best yields

• Yellow corn from sulfur deficiency was the talk of the state! Must apply sulfur at planting

• Strobilurin and boron improved yields by reducing disease and stress on corn and soybeans

• At plant applications of nutrients were the most efficient due to the dry June to August weather

• The coldest April on record pushed record yields in conventional tilled fields

• Must apply sulfur “at plant” in a sulfate form. Early and late application timing failed due to rainfall

• Strobilurin and boron improved yields by reducing disease and stress on corn and bean

• At plant applications of nutrients were the most efficient due to a wet spring followed by a dry June

• Foliar applications of micronutrients, hormones, and fungicides drove yields

• Planting early April into the 50° soils. Soils were mellow with only some fields dry enough to plant

• It was imperative to “prime” the soil with nutrients to feed the young plants and the microbial population using enzymes

• Applications of N, P, and S at planting time assisted the mineralization process until soil temps elevated to the 70º

• Corn plants improved with early stress reducing applications of foliar nutrients and fungicides

• The carbon penalty of corn on corn immobilized high amounts of N and S. Sidedressing N and S improved yields

• Using a strip freshener bar before planting provided a better planting environment. Planting began in early April into the 50° soils. Soils were mellow with only some fields dry enough to plant

• It was imperative to “prime” the soil with nutrients to feed the young plants and the microbial population using enzymes, sulfur, iron, zinc and starter fertilizer

• Small corn & soybean plants with limited soil mineralization improved with early stress reducing applications of foliar nutrients containing zinc, manganese, sulfur

• The carbon penalty of corn on corn immobilized small amounts of nitrogen & sulfur. Sidedressing nitrogen & sulfur in April & May improved yields due to the wet July

• Stalk residue in no till soybeans reduced early plant growth, which increased the risk of weed outbreaks

• Planting began the last week of April due to cold damp soil conditions. Planting 3-4 weeks later than usual set the stage for a later harvest and lower yields

• With the cold soil conditions it was imperative to "prime" the soil with nutrients to feed the young plants and the microbial population using enzymes, sulfur, iron, zinc and starter fertilizer

• Small corn & soybean plants with abundant soil mineralization from the fall and winter grew quickly once temperatures increased the third week of May

• The carbon penalty of corn on corn was non-existent this year due to the fall weather pattern of early harvest coupled with a dry and cold winter. High mineralization followed by a dry May, June and July resulted in low responses to late applications of nitrogen

• Stalk residue reduced soil temperatures in no-till fields and slowed the vegetative growth of corn and soybeans

• Near perfect corn emergence

• Band nitrogen at plant

• Terminate cover crops early

• Protect early planted soybeans with foliar insecticides and seed treatments

• Sulfur at plant continues to improve yields and starts early season mineralization

• Multiple post foliar applications of nutrients turns poverty peas into prairie pearls

• Plant soybeans first

• Band nitrogen at plant

• Protect early planted soybean with foliar insecticides and seed treatments

• Wet soils at planting respond to fungicide seed treatments

• Sulfur at plant continues to improve yields and starts early season mineralization

• Multiple post foliar applications of nutrients turns poverty peas into prairie pearls

• Prime soil with enzymes

• Band N & S at plant

• Foliar insecticides on soybeans

• Soybean seed treatments containing Methylotrophs improve rooting & nodules

• Cold soils respond to fungicide seed treatments

• Sulfur at plant continues to improve yields and starts early season mineralization

• Multiple post foliar applications of nutrients turns poverty peas into prairie pearls

• Help eliminate early stress with fungicide & BRANDT Smart B-Mo

• Prime soil with enzymes

• Nitrogen/sulfur, zinc at planting

• Freshen the strip

• Soybean seed treatments containing Methylotrophs improve rooting & nodules

• Sulfur at plant continues to improve yields and starts early season mineralization

• Multiple post foliar applications of nutrients turns poverty peas into prairie pearls

• Help eliminate early stress with fungicide & BRANDT Smart Trio

• Prime the soil with enzymes

• Nitrogen/sulfur, zinc at plant

• Freshen the strip

• Soybean seed Talc treatments containing zinc, molybdenum, and biologicals

• Sulfur at plant continues to improve yields and improves early season mineralization and nitrogen metabolization

• Manganese was very responsive in corn & soybean foliar

• Multiple post foliar applications of nutrients turn poverty peas into prairie pearls

• Help eliminate early stress with fungicide & BRANDT Smart Trio

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Management Practices
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Environment Identified Practices Advancing Practices

BRANDT Production Base Applications

The BRANDT omission trial design is based on providing all the treatments and then removing one to see what value each practice has on yield of that phenotype. This creates an environment where the yield responses reflect the total high management system rather than a limited response due to some or all parts of the system.

■ 15-50-150 suspension in fall

■ 120,000 population

■ 10 gal/ac ATS at plant (2x0)

■ 2.5 gal/ac in-furrow starter + BRANDT EnzUp Zn

■ BRANDT Battleground® seed treatment

■ Conventional tillage on fall corn stalks

■ Spring applied pre-emergent herbicide prior to plant

■ Post applied herbicide tank mixes + BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart B-Mo at third trifoliate

■ Foliar insecticide + 1 qt/ac BRANDT Smart Trio + 1 qt/ac BRANDT Smart K B at R1

■ Foliar fungicide, insecticide, 1 qt/ac BRANDT Smart Trio + 1 qt/ac BRANDT Smart K B at R3

Variety Trials pg. 21 In-Furrow pg. 23 Stress Mitigation pg. 24

Fungicide + Smart pg. 25

Planting Date pg. 22

BRANDT Seed Applied Solutions pg. 28 & 29

BRANDT Smart System pg. 30

COVER CROP /TILLAGE NPK VE VC V1 V3 V8 R1 R2 Soybeans 18

The ROI (Return On Investment) listed is calculated using the 2022 fall crop insurance price of $13.81 per bushel, multiplied by the yield response per acre, minus the cost per acre of a practice. For every dollar invested per acre in a practice, the ROI factor is how many dollars you get in return. We use a symbol of $$$ for practices that had no measurable cost per acre, but offer the best ROI.

R3 R4 R5 R6 R8 19 Soybeans Production Practice Rankings 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 10 yr Avg 10 yr ROI 1 Planting Date 8.3 13.6 11 45.3 51.8 23.9 18.1 8.5 15.1 14.4 21.0 $$$ 2 Variety 19.3 17.5 7 12.4 23.5 16.7 12.5 11.5 26.2 21.2 16.8 $$$ 3 Maturity 13 8.5 0 12.4 23.5 16.7 12.5 5.5 26.2 10.7 12.9 $$$ 4 P&K Rate 4 5.2 n/a n/a 15.4 n/a 9 15.4 n/a n/a 9.8 0.6 5 Seed Treatment (F&I+) 7.4 5.5 8.5 12.9 7.5 16.3 24.4 7.2 3.4 3.8 9.7 8.5 6 Fungicide 3.1 6.5 3.2 9.1 4.2 10 8.7 17.1 15.7 10.1 8.8 5.6 7 BRANDT Smart B-Mo, BRANDT Smart K B at R2-R4 1 7.4 n/a 2 10.3 6.3 5.2 12.9 7.5 8.2 6.8 20.9 8 Sulfur (ATS) 3.8 4.8 4.8 8.8 12.2 14.1 8.1 1.9 2.7 5.9 6.7 3.1 9 BRANDT SeedZone Mo Seed Treatment n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3.8 3.8 13.1 10 Foliar Insecticide 4.9 3.4 n/a 2.9 5.1 n/a n/a 3.4 3 n/a 3.8 14.2 11 BRANDT EnzUp Zn 2.4 4.2 3.3 8.3 12 BRANDT Smart Trio 3.4 3.3 n/a n/a 2 2.8 6.5 2 2.8 3 3.2 15.3 13 Population 3.6 0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
n/a n/a 5.7 2.9
14 BRANDT EDTA Zn 9% n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2.7 5.7 15 Row Width 20" vs 30" n/a n/a n/a 2.8
5 2.1 n/a 2.2 n/a
2.1
3.8
2.7
1.3
2.7 $$$
We Have Determined the “Top 5” Soybean Grower Insights Based on BRANDT Research Farm Data 2022 Production Practice Rankings vs 10 Year Average Production Practice Rankings bu/ac 0 5 10 15 20 25 21 16.8 12.9 9.8 9.7 8.8 6.8 6.7 3.8 3.8 3.3 3.2 2.9 2.7 2.7 14.4 21.2 10.7 3.8 10.1 8.2 5.9 3.8 4.2 3 5.7 2.7 Row Width 20 vs 30 BRANDT EDTA Zn 9% Population BRANDT Smart Trio BRANDT EnzUp Zn Foliar Insecticide BRANDT SeedZone Mo Seed Treatment Sulfur (ATS) Smart B-Mo + Smart K B at R2-R4 Fungicide Seed Treatment (F&I+) P&K Rate Maturity Variety Planting Date Average 2022 $/ac $290.0 $231.7 $178.1 -$64.7 $118.3 $101.1 $86.3 $62.7 $48.5 $45.2 $38.6 $39.0 $29.4 $30.8 $37.0 10 Year ROI/ac @ $13.81/bu -$100 -$20 $60 $140 $220 $300 Early planting dates continued to set the stage for the highest yields. Choosing a variety with good standability and early vigor maximizes yields. The longer maturity varieties planted first provide the opportunity for the highest yields. Seed treatments that protect the seed and enhance root growth and nodule formation allows growers to plant earlier. Fungicide and foliar nutrition applied during early flowering stages continue to provide some of the best yield responses. Protecting soybeans from late insect activity during the R5 stage improves seed fill and yield. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 20
21 Soybeans Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative Soybean Variety Trial Observation Soybean Variety Trials bu/ac 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 75.4 90.3 83.2 86.1 80.9 88.9 94.3 89.1 89.3 96.6 83.0 91.9 85.0 81.4 79.1 85.8 85.0 86.1 84.1 86.5 27XF1 27XF3 29XF2 31XF2 33XF2 35XF1 35XF1 35XF1 X O3402E B342EE 3422E S35E3 37XF1 37XF3 38XF1 38XF3 39XF3 40XF1 35XF1 Av erage Asgrow® Asgrow NK Brevant Xitavo™ Croplan ■ Planting date: April 26 ■ Planting population: 100,000 ■ Soybeans emerged unevenly and filled in over a 3-week period ■ Insects began to feed on June 10 ■ Blooming began June 10 Treatments ■ 10 gal/ac Ammonium Thiosulfate (ATS) applied 2x0 at planting ■ 2.5 gal 5-12-0-4S plus BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar Mn ■ Fertilizer: 25 N – 75 P – 150 K with BRANDT Rezadone in fall ■ R1 insecticide plus BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B ■ R3 fungicide/insecticide/ BRANDT Smart Trio & BRANDT Smart K B

Soybean Planting Date Trial

■ The planting date trial was delayed compared to previous years due to wet soil conditions. It is important that the conditions be optimal for even emergence.

■ The April planting date yielded the highest for the 7th consecutive year. ■ Added nutrition, such as ATS, at planting added additional yield.

22 Soybeans Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative
Soybean Yield Response
Planting Date bu/ac 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 Jun 07 Jun 04 Jun 02 May 31 May 26 May 24 May 21 May 19 May 17 May 11 May 09 May 07 May 06 Apr 26 Apr 25 Apr 21 Apr 13 Apr 12 Apr 11 Apr 03 Mar 28 Mar 22 Mar 15 87.1 86.1 77.1 77.1 2022 Trial 2021 Trial 2020 Trial 2018 Trial 2016 Trial 2017 Trial 2019 Trial
to

BRANDT EnzUp Zn and BRANDT Sequestar 9% EDTA Zn

Zinc and Enzyme Interaction

Most enzymes need a co-factor for activation. For Lipase, zinc is that co-factor. The zinc ignites enzyme activity, which allows the enzymes to perform their chemical reactions faster and more effectively. The boost in enzyme activity increases total water and nutrient uptake.

2022 BRANDT Research Farm Soybean In-Furrow Trial

■ Variety: Asgrow 35XF1

■ Population: 100,000 seeds/ac

■ Plant Date: May 12

■ Harvest Date: October 3

■ Treatments applied in-furrow

Agronomics

In-furrow placement of chelated zinc is a highly effective application method for soybeans, especially when planting early into cool soils.

The high concentration of enzymes delivered through BRANDT EnzUp Zn break down root exudates and organic residue in the soil allowing for increased root uptake of water and mineral nutrients.

23 Soybeans Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative
In-Furrow
bu/ac 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 78.3 82.5 81.0 1 qt BRANDT
9%
1 qt BRANDT
No Treatment 1 Bacteria produce enzymes 2 Enzymes break down large particles 3 Bacteria digest small particles as food Enzymes Organic Residue Exudate Nutrients Water & Enzymes Bio-Available Nutrients BRANDT EnzUp Technology
Trials
Sequestar
Zn In-Furrow
EnzUp Zn In-Furrow

Stress Mitigation Using BRANDT Foliar Treatment

Adding BRANDT® Smart System® products to a herbicide application assists the plant in metabolizing the herbicide. Not only does the addition of the BRANDT treatment mitigate the negative impact of the herbicide, it also supplements nutrition and increases yield.

■ Post applied herbicides must be metabolized by the soybean plant and BRANDT foliar products assist this process.

■ BRANDT foliar products increased soybean yield even in the Check. The products improve flower and pod set to increase yields.

■ Manganese is important for photosynthesis and metabolism of herbicides

■ Zinc is important for auxin production and nitrogen utilization by assisting in the conversion of amino acids to proteins

24 Soybeans Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Fall Early Vegetative
bu/ac 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2.0 2.8 6.5 2.0 2.8 3.0 2022 3.2 Average 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 Yield Advantage: BRANDT
with
Application
Foliar Products
Herbicide

■ The application BRANDT Smart B-Mo at R1 with either BRANDT® Smart Quatro® Plus or BRANDT Smart Trio improved yield by 2.7-2.9 bu/ac compared to the untreated control.

Smart Quatro Plus +2.2 bu/ac +4.6 bu/ac

BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus + BRANDT Smart B-Mo

100 78.3 81.2 81.0 BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus + BRANDT Smart B-Mo

2. Fungicide and Insecticide at R3 60

and Insecticide at R3

3. Fungicide, Insecticide, BRANDT Smart Trio (1 qt/ac), and BRANDT Smart K B (1 qt/ac) at R3 Soybean Response to BRANDT Smart System at R1 80

+2.7 bu/ac +2.9 bu/ac +1.3 bu/ac 79.6

BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart B-Mo Untreated

Notes: Planting date: 4/29/2022; Variety: AG35XF1; Seeding rate: 100,000 plants/acre

Insecticide, BRANDT Smart Trio and BRANDT Smart K B at R3

25 Pre-Planting or At-Planting Soybeans Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Early Reproductive
Trt # Product Rate (oz/ac) Application Timing 1 Untreated -2 BRANDT
32 R1 3
32
R1 4
R1
bu/ac 0 20 40 60 80 100 78.3 80.5 82.9 Fungicide,
Fungicide
■ Boron application near flowering has shown decreased abortion of blooms and improved pod set and seed development. ■ Adding foliar nutrition and insecticide with the fungicide pass increased yield by 4.6 bu/ac compared to no foliar application. ■ Application of BRANDT Smart K B, BRANDT Smart Trio, and foliar protection products at R3 helps maximize photosynthetic capacity, disease resistance, nitrogen utilization, and pod fill. Trial 1: Untreated
+ 16
BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart B-Mo 32 + 16
All treatments received a foliar application of fungicide and insecticide at the R2 growth stage.
Soybean Response to Fungicide, Insecticide, and BRANDT Smart System at R3
Soybean Foliar Trials
Notes: Planting date: 5/10/2022; Variety: AG35XF1; Seeding rate: 100,000 plants/acre bu/ac 0
Trial 2: 20
1. Untreated 40

As a new feature for the 2022 BRANDT Research Book and future editions, we have expanded our trial research book to encompass trial data over a broader geography. While it may be impossible to run trials in every farmer’s backyard, BRANDT certainly understands this sentiment and recognizes there are significant regional differences and practices. To address this, BRANDT has made a substantial investment to establish and build relationships with independent research partners in key agronomic geographies to properly evaluate agronomic products and practices through replicated trials. It is critically important for BRANDT to collect and share results for existing products as well as new technologies with BRANDT’s customer base. While BRANDT spends significant efforts improving products, this is also in conjunction with trialing and understanding key timings and practices to maximize return on investments for growers. BRANDT appreciates your confidence in our products, and we look forward to continuing to work with the distributors, retailers and growers using our products.

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Notes: Planting date: 4/29/2022; Variety: AG35XF1; Seeding rate: 100,000 plants/acre 8 5 12 13 9 10 1 2 11 Performance Crop Research 7 14 16 17 3 4 15 6
Trial Research Partners
2022

Corn Yield Response to BRANDT Smart K B

University of Illinois High-Yield Corn Trial

Date: 2022 Growing Season

Location: Champaign, IL

Application of BRANDT Smart K B during late vegetative stages or after pollination boosted yield by an average of 5 bu/ac compared to fungicide alone.

■ Strong yields were achieved in both the Standard and Progressive management systems despite Champaign, IL experiencing drought conditions through the months of June and July in 2022.

■ The most consistent response to BRANDT Smart K B was at the 1qt rate applied at V12.

■ Fungicide, K, and B played a large role in stress mitigation and late-season plant health during the dry conditions experienced in eastern Illinois in 2022.

■ Because of the high demand for K and B prior to pollination, a foliar application can help overcome periods of transient deficiency and assist grain fill.

Treatments:

1. Control - Fungicide only

2. 1 qt BRANDT Smart K B applied at V12

3. 2 qt BRANDT Smart K B applied at V12

4. 1 qt BRANDT Smart K B applied at R2

All treatments received fungicide applications at V12 and R2 and were tested across both Standard and Progressive management systems.

Standard management: 160 lbs N/acre preplant and 34,000 plants/ac in 30” rows.

Progressive management: 23N-80P-60K-20S-2Zn banded pre-plant, 160 lbs N/ac pre-plant + 60 lbs/ac sidedress @ V6, and 42,000 plants/ac in 20” rows.

Notes:

6 replications; Tillage: conventional; Previous crop: soybean; Hybrid: DKC63-57RIB; Planting date: 5/20/2022; V12 foliar application date: 7/11/2022; R2 foliar application date: 8/10/2022

Research Conducted
27 Early Vegetative Corn Fall Pre-Planting or At-Planting Late Vegetative Early Reproductive
by Dr. Fred Below
University of Illinois High Yield Corn Trial bu/ac 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 274 281 276 279 256 262 263 259 1qt BRANDT Smart K B at R2 2qt BRANDT Smart K B at V12 1qt BRANDT Smart K B at V12 Control Progressive
Standard
28 Soybeans Pre-Planting or At-Planting Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Fall BRANDT SeedZone Mo Seed Treatment bu/ac -9 -6 -3 0 3 6 9 12 15 -1.3 -0.6 0.7 1.6 1.7 2.9 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.3 6.1 12.9 -6.5 2 2.3 2 0.7 1.9 1 3.6 1.6 4 4.6 9.2 MS WI IN ND MI KS U of IL NE AR IL TSM SD MN BRANDT SeedZone Mo Soybean Yield Trials BRANDT SeedZone Mo - 1 oz/cwt BRANDT SeedZone Mo - 2 oz/cwt 85% Win Rate 2.0 bu/ac Avg. Yield Advantage 2.9 bu/ac Avg. Yield Advantage BRANDT® SeedZone™ Mo is a high performance seed treatment that gives the crop immediate access to molybdenum (Mo). The BRANDT SeedZone technology increases the exposed surface area and performance of Mo, which improves nodulation and plant establishment. Third Party Replicated Trials ■ Location: 13 environments, 2 application rates. 26 total evaluations ■ BRANDT SeedZone Mo seed treatment at 1 fl oz/cwt and 2 fl oz/cwt increased yields on average by 2.0 and 2.9 bu/ac, respectively ■ 85% combined win rate ■ An average 9% increase in overall nodulation scores ■ Molybdenum is important for nodulation and the enzymatic process driving nitrogen metabolism and utilization BRANDT SeedZone™ Mo Contains SeedZone Technology 30% Mo Readily Available Mo Mo BRANDT SeedZone Mo Grower Standard Rate Recommendations: Seed Treatment Rate Legumes 0.5 - 2 fl oz/cwt Corn, Barley, Rice, Wheat, Large Seeded Vegetables 0.5 - 1 fl oz/cwt May be mixed with and applied with fungicide and insecticides Can be applied as an overcoat treatment Compatible with inoculants

TALC USA Planter Box

TALC USA 80/20 is a premium talc-graphite seed flow lubricant that can be supplemented with micronutrients, inoculants, enzymes, and protectants for easy application to the seed in the planter box.

MicroSURGE® Soybean Inoculant contains Bradyrhizobium bacteria which develop the symbiotic relationship with soybeans that is responsible for nodule formation and N2 fixation.

Encompass® contains multiple Azospirillium and Pseudomonas bacteria that colonize on the roots and collectively fixate N from the atmosphere and increase the bioavailability of immobile nutrients in the soil.

Third Party Replicate Trials

■ Tested across 15 locations during the 2022 growing season

■ TALC 80/20 + MicroSURGE increased average soybean yield by 3.4 bu/ac

■ TALC 80/20 + Encompass increased average soybean yield by 2.2 bu/ac

■ Both MicroSURGE and Encompass increased average soybean nodulation score by 10%

29 Pre-Planting or At-Planting Soybeans Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Pre-Planting or At-Planting bu/ac -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 3.5 2.4 1. 3 4.3 1 2.4 -1.7 0.7 9 2.1 4 -1 0.7 2 2.2 6.2 2.2 5.4 4.3 3.7 4.4 -3.8 4.7 10.4 1.9 1.6 1.1 4.7 0.3 3.4 Average WI SD OH NE ND MS MO MN MI KS IN IL TSM U of IL AR TALC USA 80/20 + MicroSURGE TALC USA 80/20 + Encompass Yield Response to TALC USA Products

Soybean Yield Response to

■ The application of BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus or BRANDT Smart Sulfur Plus at V4 increased average yield by 2.7 or 1.8 bu/ac, respectively, with a combined 88% win rate.

■ At R3, the application of BRANDT Smart Trio with BRANDT Smart B-Mo or BRANDT Smart K B increased average yield by 2.3 or 2.1 bu/ac, respectively, with a combined win rate of 87%.

■ BRANDT Smart System products are designed for superior compatibility with crop protection products and maximum foliar uptake.

■ Application of Zn, Mn, B, and Mo during early vegetative stages can assist with nodule formation, nitrogen utilization, herbicide metabolism, and photosynthesis.

■ Pairing BRANDT Smart K B or BRANDT Smart B-Mo with a fungicide application improves plant health and photosynthesis, maximizes nodule production and plant utilization of N, and assists pod fill.

30 Soybeans Pre-Planting or At-Planting Fall Early Vegetative Late Vegetative Early Reproductive Early Vegetative
Smart
Yield Response to BRANDT Smart System at V4 bu/ac -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 2 3.3 6 2.5 3 0.7 4 -4.8 0.7 3.2 -0. 1 1.2 3.4 4.2 4.8 -1. 4 1.6 2.7 3.1 1.9 2.7 6.8 1.2 1 WI 22 WI 21 VA 21 SD 22 ND 22 MS 21 MO 22 MO 21 MN 21 MI 22 IN 22 IL 22 BRANDT Smart Quatro BRANDT Smart Sulfur Plus Yield Response to BRANDT Smart System at R3 bu/ac -6 -4 -2 0 2 4 6 8 10 2.6 4.5 0.4 7. 7 2 0.3 -3.7 2 5.1 0.4 -0.5 0.4 4.9 1.2 5.3 0.3 6.9 1.2 -0.7 2.2 1.2 5 2.6 WI 22 TN 21 SD 22 SD 21 ND 22 MO 22 MI 22 MI 21 IN 22 IL 22 IL 21 IL 21 IL 21 BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart B-Mo BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart K B
Date:
&
Location: 18 environments
environments, all BRANDT Smart System products
BRANDT
System
Third party replicated soybean foliar trials
2021
2022 growing seasons
Averaged across
significantly increased yield compared to the untreated control at a 95% confidence level.
Trt # Product Rate (oz/ac) Application Timing 1 Untreated -2 BRANDT Smart Quatro Plus 32 V4 3 BRANDT Smart Sulfur Plus 32 V4 4 BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart B-Mo 16 + 16 R3 5 BRANDT Smart Trio + BRANDT Smart K B 16 + 32 R3 All treatments received
foliar application of fungicide and insecticide
a
at the R3 growth stage.

Summary

There is a lot of information to absorb and value to be extracted from this year’s research results book. We have a dedicated team of agronomists and support staff that can answer any questions you may have regarding the data provided. As the BRANDT business continues to expand we have grown our resources and knowledge base to share insights that benefit our customers in central Illinois and around the world.

We invite you to visit our research farm to learn more about the products and practices we are assessing to improve production and profits for our customers. We also invite you to visit key locations on our website with valuable data and information that support the discovery work we are doing - brandt.co/info-to-grow and brandt.co/harvest.

We wish you a successful, prosperous and healthy 2023 season.

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