Evidence-based research. Proven results. Our scientific approach makes a difference. In fact, it makes all the difference. With over 15 years of proven performance, growers know that when it comes to crop nutrition, they can always count on MicroEssentials® for the security of not just their livelihood, but their lives on and off the farm.
Growers know that micronutrients play an essential role in maximizing plant health and growth. With commodity blends, however, it can be difficult to ensure plants are getting the right balance of nutrients at the right time across their growth cycles for operations to actually see increased yields.
Through a groundbreaking design that utilizes phosphorus as the vehicle for the optimal delivery of the essential nutrients, MicroEssentials® solves the typical challenges with nutrient balance, uptake, and availability by fusing everything into a uniform granule, packed with crop nutrition innovations.
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With so many factors that can impact the success of your growing year, it’s nice to know that when it comes to crop nutrition, MicroEssentials® phosphate-based fertilizer has you covered. With proven technologies like uniform nutrient distribution and season-long sulfur availability backed by over 12 years of performance data, you can spend less time stressing over the fruits of your labor, and more time enjoying them.
MicroEssentials is available in three distinct formulations, each catering to a unique lineup of crops and soil conditions.
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Raising a productive crop depends greatly on the nutrients a plant is able to access during its life cycle. Many factors influence the availability of those nutrients, including soil pH. For instance, as soil pH increases, the availability of phosphorus (P), zinc (Zn) and iron (Fe) decreases. Although variety selection can help manage iron deficiency in soybeans, fertilizer application is still needed to address the P and Zn deficiencies prevalent in high-pH soils.
Evaluate the yield response of MicroEssentials® SZ®
Even with the increased focus on micronutrients and their importance to crop health and yields, basing a solid nutrient management plan on macronutrients is still critical. While macronutrients and micronutrients certainly work best together to create a balanced approach to crop nutrition, the key difference between them is the amount needed for proper plant growth.
Determine the rate of MicroEssentials® SZ® that can safely be placed with soybean seed in 7.5 inches and 30 inches row spacings.
Are you seed-placing your phosphorus (P) and basing application rates on seed safety rather than crop requirements? You may be leaving yield on the table. Recent research out of the University of Manitoba examining seed-safe rates of P and sulfur (S) in canola is showing that P applied at rates based on seed safety may not be adequate to maximize canola yields.
Quantify the effect of a comprehensive fertility program including MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) + Aspire® (0-0-58-0.5B) compared to a conventional fertility program of MAP (11-52-0) + MOP (0-0-60) or MAP Only in a four-year cropping system.