A poor stand and stunted growth can cap your yield potential.
Fusarium inoculum risk for 2022
(based on sampling analysis from fall '21 and spring '22)
For farmers looking to reach the next level of yield potential, improving soil biofertility is the key
Bradyrhizobium japonicum is responsible for the nodule formation on soybean roots, which will produce 50-75% of the nitrogen required for a soybean crop. This metric measures the abundance of this critical species in your soil. At low levels we recommend applying rhizobia products (inoculants) if planting into soybeans.
Nitrosomonas and other bacteria increase nitrogen loss in soil under the right conditions. These microbes are naturally more abundant in some soils, and Pattern Ag can help you identify fields at highest risk, so you can know where a nitrogen stabilizer might help maximize nitrogen use efficiency.
The average midwest field has abundant Phosphorous, but most is tied up, unavailable to plants. Microbes play a key role in unlocking this vital nutrient, and Pattern Ag can help show you where your microbial levels are low, meaning your soil might benefit from additional amendments or biological applications.
Mycorrhizal fungi help expand plant root surface area, enabling your crop to access key nutrients and resources. Tillage and other practices can harm these microbial communities. Pattern Ag can show you where you need to rebuild these networks with the right biological applications.
Certain species of Trichoderma are prolific producers of metabolites and enzymes that have benefits that include pathogen biocontrol, pathogen resistance in plants, and enhanced plant growth and development. Pattern Ag targets a number of these Trichoderma species that have proven to promote these beneficial impacts and provides them to you as a benchmarked abundance against relevant agronomic fields.
Healthy soil biology requires good aeration to breathe. When you have compaction, ponding, or a high water table, it promotes growth of anaerobic microbes that can deplete key nutrients, and overwhelm beneficial microbial communities. Monitor for anaerobic hot spots so you can identify root cause and resolve issues early.
Soil microbial diversity is an excellent indicator of overall soil health. A number of studies have demonstrated that increased diversity is linked to beneficial plant outcomes, including increased yield. Soil microbial diversity is often increased by diversifying crop rotations. Pattern Ag provides a bacterial diversity metric benchmarked against agronomic soil diversity across the Midwestern US.
The Pattern 360 gives you a full 360 profile of your soil, and includes: The Pressure Panel, the Performance Panel, and The Pro Nutrient Panel.
This comprehensive profile is delivered through our 360 Dashboard providing results at sub-field, field, and operation level. All of this information in one place helps you refine your management decisions, and plan for next season.