Glyphosate and Manganese (Mn) Update
I had an inquiry about Mn uptake from plants with Glyphosate application.
There has been alot of noise about Glyphosate and what micronutrients it blocks. The other concern is how it is killing the microbial life in the soil.
Glyphosate does have some negative activity with the rhizospheres, not as a direct application to the soil, but rather through the exudate's of plants back into the soil.
I know Don Huber, (professor Emeritus of Plant Pathology at Purdue University in Indiana), is not real popular with some of his comments. We can help Glyphosate perform without damaging the bio life in the soil. It is a great product, which needs little assistance.
Typically there is plenty of Mn in the soil for the plants to utilize. The problem is when Glyphosate is applied along with a micro-nutrients package. You are just throwing money away with the micronutrient package, UNLESS you have have a way to counter the Glyphosate from blocking valuable nutrients to be taken up by the plant. X-Cell Liquid has 20 years of experience of doing just this.
With my experience, if you have chelated micronutrients added to the Glyphosate, the Glyphosate will block the micronutrients from entering the plant.
We have not seen that with our program. X-Cell will break a chelated micro-nutrient down 10x more than any chelated micronutrient on the market. X-Cell has 66 balanced micronutrients in the formulation.
When you see the plant turning yellow after Glyphoste application, the plant is shutting down, and diseases such as Phytophthora and Fusarium Solanum, are able to enter the plant. All plants have a natural defense system built in to the genetics. When that wall gets broken down, the conditions are right for diseases to take over. Just look at water hemp, and how it has developed a resistance to Glyphosate.
This is caused by the Glysophates non-herbicidal effects manifested by enhanced or suppressed activity of latent pathogenic and/or plant growing bacteria and fungi. This may subsequently impact growth of non-target plants because Glyphosate blocks the shikimate pathway and subsequent synthesis of aromatic compounds, including Phytophthera Megasperma Glycines. This is why we see more cases of sudden death glycines syndrome in beans.
In addition to suppession of Phytoalexin Synthesis, Glyphosate is implicated in the immobilization of micro-nutrients including Mn and Fe, essential in many metabolic pathways and increased excretion of substrate from roots that may be selectively metabolized by pahtogens.
We encourage farmers to use 40 ounces to an acre of X-Cell Liquid. It is a new liquid formulation that packs 62 balanced micronutrients to the plant. Take the extra effort if you did not and apply X-Cell Liquid along with the Glyphosate application. Take the spray rig out and apply that one gallon per acre of X-Cell Liquid with water at 20 gallons per acre. It will be a trip across the field that you won't want to miss.
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