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TagTeam®


Balanced nutrition


TagTeam is a dual-action inocu​lant that provides the balanced nutrition of phosphate and nitrogen by combining the active ingredient from JumpStart® with a nitrogen-fixing bacteria. This unique combination results in improved nodule formation, increased nitrogen fixation, improved phosphate availability and enhanced nutrient availability that leads to improved yield potential.



Phosphate is crucial to nitrogen fixation


Research shows that phosphate nutrition has a significant, positive impact on nitrogen fixation.1 Good phosphate nutrition results in more nodules being formed and more active nitrogen fixation.

  • Phosphate helps move the energy from photosynthesis to the roots, where it is needed to fuel nitrogen fixation
  • More extensive root growth provides gre​ater opportunity for the development of nitrogen-fixing nodules
  • Faster development of active nodules results in greater nitrogen fixation
  • Phosphate nutrition increases the number and size of nodules,and the amount of nitrogen fixed by the plant

Key benefits at a glance

  • Improved nodule formation
  • Increased nitrogen fixation
  • Improved phosphate availability
  • Enhanced nutrient availability, which supports root and shoot growth

1 Source: Phosphate for Agriculture, International Plant Nutrition Institute (formerly: Potash & Phosphate Institute). ​​


P. bilaii inoculation supports root and shoot development


TagTeam root comparison

TagTeam on left, single-action on right. Pea root photos taken in Maymont, Saskatchewan, 2008.


How the technology works

TagTeam Diagram
  1. Freeing Phosphate - Penicillium bilaiae releases bound mineral forms of soil and fertilizer phosphate, making it more available for the plant to use.
  2. Beneficial Rhizobia - Specially selected rhizobia form a beneficial relationship with the plant, creating nodules which help fix atmospheric nitrogen

Western Canada
TagTeam is available in peat, liquid and granular formulations for chickpea, faba bean, lentil, pea and soybean crops.

Eastern Canada
TagTeam is available in peat formulation for soybean and a granular formulation for faba bean.




TagTeam is available in granular, peat and liquid formulations to meet your different crop and equipment needs. Please read the label before application for complete use instructions.


Chickpea

 
Peat
7
x
2.2 kg bag
=
TagTeam box  
 
Granular
1
x
18 kg bag
=
TagTeam bag  
 
Granular
1
x
264 kg mini bulk
=
TagTeam box  

Faba bean

 
Granular
1
x
18 kg bag
=
TagTeam bag  

Pea/Lentil

 
Peat
7
x
2.2 kg bag
=
TagTeam box  
 
Liquid
4
x
3 L + 57 g WP
=
TagTeam box  

Soybean

 
Peat
7
x
2.45 kg bag
=
TagTeam box  
 
Granular
1
x
18 kg bag
=
TagTeam bag  
 
Granular
1
x
264 kg mini bulk
=
Mini bulk bag  


TagTeam granular should be applied directly with the seed in the seed row using a granular tank for application. Application rates vary according to row spacing (refer to Table 1 below for details).


  • Fill tank to match or slightly exceed seed requirements. Do not overfill tank to avoid compaction.
  • Pour into tank through a screen.
  • If auguring TagTeam granular, do so at low speeds to avoid damage to the granules.
  • Do not mix TagTeam in the same tank with seed or fertilizer.
  • Do not leave TagTeam granular in the tank overnight as condensation can cause lumps to form.

Table 1: Tag Team granular application rates

Crop Soybean Chickpea Faba bean
Package size 18 kg
(39.68 lb) bag
264 kg
(582 lb) bag
18 kg
(39.68 lb) bag
264 kg
(582 lb) bag
18 kg
(39.68 lb) bag
Row spacing ac/bag lb/ac ac/bag lb/ac ac/bag lb/ac ac/bag lb/ac ac/bag lb/ac
6 in - - - - - - - - 7.2 5.5
7 in 6.4 6.2 94.4 6.2 8.4 4.7 123.2 4.7 8.4 4.7
8 in 7.3 5.4 108.8 5.4 9.7 4.1 140.8 4.1 9.7 4.1
9 in 8.4 4.7 123.2 4.7 11.0 3.6 10.1 3.6 11.0 3.6
10 in 9.2 4.3 136.0 4.3 12.0 3.3 176.0 3.3 12.0 3.3
12 in 11.0 3.6 163.2 3.6 14.7 2.7 214.4 2.7 14.7 2.7
15 in 13.7 2.9 203.2 2.9 18.0 2.2 264.0 2.2 18.0 2.2
24 in 22.0 1.8 323.2 1.8 - - - - - -
30 in 28.3 1.4 414.4 1.4 - - - - - -

Note: The bulk density of TagTeam granular averages 43 lb/ft3.




TagTeam liquid should be applied directly to the seed at a rate of 2.5 fluid ounces per bushel (75 ml/27 kg) of seed. Once applied to bare seed, plant within 48 hours.

Table 2: Tag Team liquid application

TagTeam liquid Amount of seed treated/bag
Crop Size Units bu lb
Pea, Lentil 3.0 litre + 57g WP - 40 2,400



TagTeam peat has its own sticker in the formulation. A separate sticker is not needed. Apply TagTeam to pre-moistened seed, or add water while applying TagTeam, or mix TagTeam with cool, clean water and apply to seed as a slurry. Please refer to Table 3 for approximate water rates. Once TagTeam is mixed into water, apply to seed within six hours.


Table 3: TagTeam peat application rates

TagTeam peat Amount of seed treated/bag Water rate1
Crop Bag size Units bu lb Litres
Chickpea 2.20 kg - 50 3,000 4.0
Lentil 2.20 kg - 30 1,800 2.5
Pea 2.20 kg - 50 3,000 4.0
Soybean 2.45 kg 40 33 2,000 3.0

1 Approximate water volume for peat slurry application.


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