By providing the right nutrients early on, plants can be better set to thrive in their early growth stages and withstand cold and water stress, which can be common weather conditions seen in the spring planting timeframe. These are the four key, critical nutrients needed for optimal crop establishment.
- Phosphate: Critical in early stages of growth and needed to support shoot and root growth during crop establishment.
- Zinc: A key nutrient for driving many metabolic reactions within a plant that is needed for it to reach optimum growth and yield potential.
- Manganese: Plays a role in several metabolic reactions and has a direct connection to photosynthesis.
- Nitrogen: A critical component in the building blocks of proteins and is needed for chlorophyll molecules, which enables the plant to capture sunlight by photosynthesis.
Plant Smarter to Combat Risks
While incorporating any single nutrient from the above into your nutrient management plan can positively impact your crop, applying multiple nutrients directly to the seed can set your seedling up for even greater success. To find that right nutrient package, more growers are turning to solutions such as ROCKET SEEDS nutritional seed enhancer from Koch Agronomic Services (KAS).
Engineered with a dual purpose, ROCKET SEEDS offers both nutrition and flowability, giving young crops the right nutrients needed at the right time for crop growth. By applying ROCKET SEEDS directly to the seed, nutrients are available near the root zone and delivered to young crops at a time of year when nutrient access can be difficult to achieve. This is especially crucial for growers looking to plant earlier in the season in colder, wetter soils.
Learn more about ROCKET SEEDS by contacting your local KAS sales representative.