One of the dilemmas producers face in soybean production is whether to opt for starter fertilization. It all depends on whether the amounts invested will generate an acceptable return on the investment.
The purpose of a starter with soybean is to promote early and rapid development of roots and leaves, which in turn will be faster and more efficient at nourishing nodules.
Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Soybean
Nitrogen and phosphorus from the starter promote the development of young roots and leaves. The faster the root system develops, the faster the leaves will be able to increase their photosynthetic capacity thanks to sufficient nutrients. Well-developed leaves will provide the necessary sap to the nodules more quickly without interfering with their development, which in turn will give nitrogen to the plant and so on. Yields are maximized when nodules are able to supply nitrogen faster and in greater quantities to the plant.