One way farmers can get a good start with soybeans in the spring is by using an inoculant. “For every bushel of soybeans an acre, you need five pounds of nitrogen. That adds up,” said Troy Bauer, Seed Treatment Tech Representative, BASF. “Soybeans, with the assistance of rhizobia, can fix a lot of nitrogen. Many times, at least 60 percent of nitrogen soybeans need to maximize yield potential comes from inoculants. That’s why it’s important to use a very fresh, high quality rhizobial product.” Bauer says BASF’s Vault IP Plus is different from other inoculants, because dual-strain biofungicides help promote vigorous regrowth and nutrient uptake. Hear the story.