All of these are vital to a successful crop, however, there is one issue often overlooked that is equally important—hidden hunger.
What is Hidden Hunger?
Hidden hunger is a phenomenon where crops are not getting optimal nutrition from the soil or inputs, occur without ever showing deficiency symptoms. Ultimately, this phenomenon can limit your crop’s yield potential.
Think of it this way—similar to how a human with a poor diet cannot perform to their body’s optimal performance, crops lacking essential macro- and micronutrients cannot perform to their optimal yield potential.
How Hidden Hunger Affects Your Crops
Getting essential nutrients to your crops throughout the growth cycle is vital to maximizing your investment. Nutrients perform a variety of critical metabolic functions from growth and stalk strength to reproduction and photosynthesis. Without optimal amounts of macro and micronutrients in the crop, the crop can become stressed and face the risk of limiting yield potential.
What You Can Do to Prevent Hidden Hunger
To create a nutrition plan that can help tackle hidden hunger, we first must understand the crop’s needs based on yield potential and nutrient removals. We need to be able to supply the macro- and micronutrients the crop needs to achieve its yield potential. This can be done by incorporating WOLF TRAX® DDP® micronutrients and following the 4Rs strategies of nutrient management.
Give your crops a balanced nutrition plan to maximize potential crop performance and yield. Learn more about how WOLF TRAX can help you get the most out of your investment by contacting a KAS sales representative.