Phosphorus (P) fertilizer is often added to cropping systems to increase yield, but growers should not overlook the importance of micronutrients like Zinc (Zn). Understanding some of the nutrient interactions that affect nutrient availability can help with management decisions like fertilizer source.
A balanced supply of essential macro- and micronutrients is one of the most important factors to achieve higher crop yields. Boron (B) is one of eight micronutrients needed for proper plant growth. Lack of B in plant tissue can reduce cell wall function and stability, cell elongation, root growth, nutrient uptake and crop yields. This article describes the role of B in root growth and nutrient uptake, with a special emphasis on potassium (K).
Although boron (B) is considered the most deficient micronutrient in the world after zinc, dynamics of B use in plants and soils have continued to perplex farmers, agronomists and researchers for decades.
Magnesium (Mg) is one of three secondary macronutrients, along with calcium and sulfur, required for balanced crop nutrition. Often overlooked, Mg deficiencies can lead to reduced crop growth and yield.
Evaluate the alfalfa yield response of various treatments and application timings of MOP, an MOP + Granular B blend, and Aspire®.
Evaluate the yield response of corn to potassium (K) using MOP and Aspire® in a spring broadcast application.
Evaluate the yield response of corn to Aspire®, MOP and MOP + Granular B blend in fall vs. spring applications.
Evaluate the yield response of soybeans to Aspire®, MOP + Granular B blend and a Control treatment.
Evaluate the yield response of potato to MAP (11-52-0) and MicroEssentials® S10® (12-40-0-10S).
Evaluate the yield response of winter wheat to applications of MAP (11-52-0) and MicroEssentials® SZ® (12-40-0-10S-1Zn) when placed in-furrow with the seed (Air-drill placement).
Evaluate the yield response of spring wheat to MAP (11-52-0) and MicroEssentials® S15® (13-33-0-15S).
Regardless of fall or spring application, a banded application of MicroEssentials® SZ® is a superior technology for improving nutrient use efficiency.