EFFICIENT NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT - SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
In today’s agricultural industry, with the evolution of No-till practices and larger equipment, farmers get in the field earlier in the year. This produces many benefits in trying to beat the summer elements faced during the growing season.
However, when we go to the field earlier, other adverse conditions are visible; such as cool temperatures, wet soil and less than ideal soil conditions. Studies show that these conditions significantly reduce root growth and development as well as root availability for NPK uptake. Banding Circle S Liquid Plant Food is very beneficial in these conditions.
Studies show that plant roots will only come into contact with 2% of the soil area. This makes banded Circle S Liquid Plant Food more available to the plant than broadcast. Potassium is known as BASIC LIFE to plants. It increases crop yield in many ways. This includes increased root growth and development, better stalks, increased protein, and increased starch on grain.
Banded potassium helps plants start better. The potassium places your fertilizer investment in the right place. That means it is available to the plant at the most critical development stages. Circle S Banded Liquid Plant Food reduces nutrient loss due to run off and leaching and banding can also be more cost effective because in many cases, requires less fertilizer than broadcast.
Learn about Foliar Feeding
Foliar Feeding crops can also be a very efficient method in maintaining nutrient balance in plants. Foliar Feeding also can give plants the extra boost you desire that may not be obtainable through soil & root uptake alone. Circle S Liquid Plant Food can be mixed with many fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. Therefore, making it even more efficient by reducing trips across the field.
Michigan State University studies show that 50% of foliar applied Potassium is absorbed up by the plant in 10-24 hours and Phosphorus in 5-10 days. Their studies show that (1) pound of foliar applied nitrogen is equivalent to (4) pounds of soil applied nitrogen & (1) pound of foliar applied magnesium is equivalent to (75) pounds of soil applied magnesium. WOW! Now that’s EFFICIENT! Foliar treatment can be repeated as often as every 7-10 days if necessary, so what’s a better way to help correct deficiencies & boost yields?