Cool, Wet Soils Challenge Crop Establishment
Seed nutrition product proven to help plants cope with early-season stress
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – April 25, 2012 –With winter-like conditions continuing unseasonably late this spring, famers are facing several challenges in getting their seed in the ground. In a cool, late spring, getting off to a strong and quick start is vitally important for crops. Farmers can apply PROTINUS® Seed Nutrition to give their seed a nutrient boost that optimizes emergence and early-season development.
“Whether you grow corn, soybeans, canola or cereals, PROTINUS is a good investment to get your crop up and out of the ground this spring,” says Jennifer Bailes, Wolf Trax director of seed products. “In tough growing conditions, PROTINUS shows dramatic results. With this season’s slow start, farmers should give their crop every chance possible to emerge quickly and catch up.”
Young plants have difficulty accessing needed nutrients in cool, wet soils. PROTINUS delivers a balanced ratio of nutrients that are important in early plant development, including zinc and manganese, directly to the seed.
Through replicated company and third-party research conducted in a wide range of crops across numerous soil and growing conditions, PROTINUS is proven to deliver:
1. Quicker, more even emergence;
2. Larger seedlings with longer, more developed roots; and
3. A better ability to cope with cool, early-season growing conditions.
In trials since 2008, on average, PROTINUS-treated seed out-yields the check. In corn, results from more than 400 comparisons show the yield boost averages eight bushels per acre.
Farmers can contact Wolf Trax at 855-237-9653 to check the availability of PROTINUS-treated corn or canola seed neartheir location, to learn more about equipment for on-farm applications, and for the opportunity to qualify for a free seed treater.