MAP (11-52-0) is commonly used as a phosphorus (P) source and applied with the seed in winter wheat cropping systems.
In addition to nitrogen (N) and P, other nutrients like sulfur (S) and zinc (Zn) are beneficial to achieve maximum yield.
MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) is a dry granular fertilizer that provides uniform nutrient distribution, increased nutrient uptake, and two forms of S (sulfate + elemental) for season-long availability.
Crop: Wheat (Triticum Aestivum)
Data Source: Field studies conducted at university sites by Kansas State University.
Locations: 9 trials across 8 locations in Kansas.
Experimental Design: Small-plot RCBD with 4 replications.
Treatments: MAP (11-52-0) MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn)
N Rate: Followed local recommendations and was balanced across all treatments.
P Rate: 40 lbs P₂O₅/ac as MAP or MicroEssentials® SZ®.
S Rate: 10 lbs S/ac from MicroEssentials® SZ®.
Zn Rate: 1 lb Zn/ac from MicroEssentials® SZ®.
Application Details: Cropping systems followed local practices. Fertilizer was placed in-furrow with the seed to simulate large-scale air-drill applications.
Winter wheat yields increased with the addition of sulfur and zinc.
Averaged across 9 site-years, MicroEssentials® SZ® applied at 100 lbs product/ac outperformed MAP by +4.1 bu/ac.
MicroEssentials® SZ® applied with the seed at planting provides superior performance to the traditional practice of only applying MAP.