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Inoculant

Nodulator Duo SCG

The newest solid core granular inoculant featuring root-strengthening biofilm—and taking yield potential to the next level.

  • Top-performing strain of rhizobium (strain 1435) specifically selected for peas and lentils
  • Root-strengthening biofilm bacterium (strain BU1814) helps protect the roots from the stresses encountered in the soil to reserve more energy for growth
  • Technically advanced multi-layered granular carrier for rhizobia

Labels & SDS

5 AVAILABLE

Applicable On

Peas

Lentils

Labels & SDS

Additional Resources

Benefits of Nodulator Duo SCG

  • The product provides a reliable inoculant that is guaranteed to contain a minimum of 8 x 107 viable cells of Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viceae per gram and 2 x 108 viable cells of Bacillus subtilis per gram.
  • Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viceae strain 1435 is a highly efficient, more active strain of rhizobium, specifically selected to perform on pea and lentil crops for maximized yield potential.
  • The biofilm-forming bacterium in Biostacked® Nodulator® Duo SCG inoculant enhances seedling emergence, nutrient uptake, enhanced ability to manage stress and resource utilization
  • Bacillus subtilis strain BU1814 is a bacterium that colonizes the developing root system forming a root-strengthening biofilm. This increases root and shoot biomass, enhances nutrient and water uptake, fortifies the root to better manage drought and other environmental stresses and acts as a medium to enhance nodulation.

Performance Trials

 

Increased nodule production with Nodulator Duo SCG

Increased seedling vigour below ground in field peas

 

 

Product Info & Application Guide

Application Tips

  • Remove any unused granules from the hopper box at the end of each day’s planting.
  • Do not allow granules to sit in hopper overnight.
  • Environmental conditions may affect flowability of the product. Feeding mechanism should be cleaned often to ensure good flow.

When to Apply

Granules should be applied directly in furrow.

How Much to Apply

One bag will treat 10.6 acres (7” rows) to 18.5 acres (12” rows).
One Q-Pak will treat 170 acres (7” rows) to 296 acres (12” rows).

Apply granular inoculant at a rate of 28.5 g/1,000 linear row feet.

                                                                                                                                                                   

Row spacing

Application rate

Area treated per bag

cm

in

kg/ha

lb/ac

ha

ac

15.2

6

6.2

5.6

3.7

8.9

17.8

7

5.3

4.7

4.3

10.6

20.3

8

4.6

4.1

4.9

12.2

22.9

9

4.0

3.6

5.7

13.9

25.4

10

3.7

3.3

6.1

15.2

27.9

11

3.4

3.0

6.7

16.7

30.5

12

3.0

2.7

7.6

18.5

 

Directions for use

Prior to filling the tank

  • Check tank seals on each compartment along with all metering components for signs of cracks and wear. Replace cracked or worn parts.
  • Ensure that inoculant bags and tank walls are dry prior to filling.
  • Run fans at the beginning of each day as a precaution to dry any condensation that may have accumulated overnight. Granular inoculants require a dedicated tank to ensure proper rate application.
  • Before filling, ensure that the screen at the top of the tank is in place.

 

Filling the tank

  • Use loading auger to fill tank and screens provided by equipment manufacturers.
  • To optimize flow (especially under humid conditions), it is suggested to only fill large compartments to no more than 50% capacity.
  • Apply granular inoculant directly in furrow at the specified rate. The product must not be applied at a depth that is less than the planting depth of the seed.
  • Do not mix granular inoculant with granular pesticides or fertilizers during planting.

Follow Crops

No follow-crop restrictions.

FAQ

What's the difference between a solid core granular formulation (SCG) and a peat granular formulation?

SCG formulation has technically advanced delivery of the rhizobia through a multi- layered solid core granule, which allows the following:

  • Most ideal “housing” for rhizobia
  • Maximum survivability
  • Increased durability to withstand tough conditions in dry or very wet soils.
  • More uniform size
  • Dust-free and greater ease of use
  • Enhanced placement accuracy

In a peat granular formulation, the rhizobia are placed on the surface of the peat granule, which is exposed to environmental factors such as wind, temperature, humidity and other conditions that can affect the survivability and effectiveness of the rhizobia

Why do I have to inoculate every year?

Inoculating every year provides “affordable” nitrogen (N) helps ensure that rhizobia populations are acceptable for effective nodulation. Soybean rhizobia are not naturally occurring in western Canadian soils. Remaining populations from previous crop years may become inefficient over time. Wet, cool soil conditions can have a large impact on nodulation. Effective inoculation leads to more uniform/stronger plant growth and maximizes total yield potential (including seed protein/ac). Using an inoculant also provides beneficial aspects with additional benefits derived from added non-rhizobial “biologically-derived” technologies.