In-season plant nutrition: Conquer plant stress with key nutrients

By Wolf Trax

Early season cold temperatures spell stress for a corn crop. As farmers plant into colder than ideal soils, plant root growth may suffer. This sets a poor foundation for determining final yield but there are options to improve plant viability.

ADDING ZINC AND BORON TO IN-SEASON NITROGEN APPLICATIONS

  • During the topdress and sidedress application window (V2-V7), Zinc helps promote cell wall integrity and keep the plant strong when it is determining ear rows
  • The presence of Zinc promotes Phosphorous acquisition and root hair growth during cold wet spells
  • Boron promotes sugar translocation and cell division during this time. This ensures that the “ear factory” on the corn plant has an adequate supply of energy to avoid aborted rows

THE BENEFITS OF ZINC AND BORON DDP® NUTRITION
Delivers highly available micronutrients when the crop needs it most. Wolf Trax™ Zinc and Boron DDP coat every granule of a dry fertilizer blend, placing critical nutrients closer to the plant roots for optimal plant uptake and crop performance.

WATER SOLUBLE ZINC OPTIONS
High quality water soluble Zinc delivers the quality and compatibility needed to improve crop performance and increase yield. Mix with starter fertilizers and crop protectants. Unique formulations available:

  • ProAcqua® Zinc EDTA (15% Zn)
  • ProAcqua Nourish Zinc (8% Zn, 5% Mn, 0.5% Cu)
  • ProAcqua N-Micro 12-0-0 (9% Zn, 6.5% Mn, 2% B, 0.2% Fe, 0.1% Cu, 0.1% Mo)

TOPDRESS BORON AND ZINC APPLICATIONS

  • Wolf Trax Boron and Zinc DDP products can be added to topdress urea applications
  • These products are added to the fertilizer blend depending on soil and tissue test results
  • EvenCoat® technology ensures that every urea granule is coated with micronutrients for even distribution across the field and optimal plant uptake
  • Ease of use: Wolf Trax Boron and Zinc in topdress applications do not require an extra trip across the field, resulting in cost savings

SIDEDRESS NITROGEN APPLICATIONS

  • ProAcqua Zinc EDTA and ProAcqua Nourish Zinc are great options for sidedress UAN (28, 30, or 32%) applications
  • Highly compatible with UAN and offers a fully chelated, protected micronutrient source
  • Ease of Use: 100% Water Soluble, no mess, or worries. Simply pour the water-soluble micro granules in the tank, mix and go

FOLIAR ZINC APPLICATIONS

  • ProAcqua Zinc EDTA, Nourish Zn and N-Micro deliver the foliar nutrition designed to complement your soil applications


About the Author Wolf Trax