February 2014

MicroEssentials® SZ® Durum Wheat Fertility


Evaluate the yield response of MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) in durum wheat compared to MAP (11-52-0).


  • Durum wheat is a common crop grown in the Northern Great Plains and Western Prairie Provinces of Canada.

  • MAP is commonly used as a phosphorus fertilizer source applied to durum wheat.

  • Durum wheat is known to be responsive to zinc fertility.

  • MicroEssentials® SZ® provides N, P, S and Zn in one nutritionally balanced granule.


Crop: Durum Wheat (Triticum durum)

Years: 2010-2013

Data Source: Field studies conducted by third-party, independent researchers.

Locations: 16 trials across the U.S. and Canada United States – ND
Canada – AB, MB, SK


Experimental Design: Small-plot RCBD with 4 replications.

Cropping Conditions: Trials conformed to local cropping practices.

P Rate: 40 lbs P₂0₅/ac

K Rate: As required by soil test

Application Timing: Preplant

Application Method: Broadcast incorporate



Zinc deficiency in wheat


  • Averaged across 4 years and 16 replicated trials, MicroEssentials® SZ® outyielded MAP by 2.0 bu/ac (3.3%).

  • This data demonstrated a significant yield response to the sulfur and zinc found in MicroEssentials® SZ®.

  • MicroEssentials® SZ® provides uniform nutrient distribution, increased phosphorus uptake, season-long sulfur availability, as well as zinc nutrition for additional yield and return on investment.

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Individual results may vary, and performance may vary from location to location and from year to year. This result may not be an indicator of results you may obtain as local growing, soil and weather conditions may vary. Growers should evaluate data from multiple locations and years whenever possible.