Providing cereal crops with an early boost to root development will improve nutrient uptake, speed up establishment and promote healthy even growth.
Winter sown cereals, particularly those sown late to allow for clean seedbed preparation, will need to get off to a quick start once soil temperatures begin to rise. This applies equally to spring cereals, as the shorter growing season gives less opportunity to compensate for weather and nutritional stress.
Speed of establishment is crucial in providing the best possible start and rapid root development is key to achieving this.
Phosphorus (P) is the most important nutrient for rooting and phosphite P has been shown to be a highly efficient stimulant for root development. In combination with traditional phosphate P, they provide a powerful boost to root growth. The increased root mass in turn allows the plant broader access to soil held nutrients to maintain an even, healthy growth.
Applying Crop Rooter-P
Crop Rooter-P is a foliar phosphite formulated for use on cereals, working at low application rates to provide a concentrated boost of NPK and containing high levels of both phosphate and phosphite P. It acts fast, with the phosphite component accelerating the uptake and delivery of key nutrients within the plant.
Application & Timing
Once the first top dressing has gone on, a timely application of Crop-Rooter-P will boost rooting enabling the crop to make better use of the applied fertiliser. In addition it makes an ideal tank mix partner for early manganese, improving uptake of the element, speeding up response time and improving efficiency.
For the best results, we recommend that Crop-Rooter -P is applied at 1 l/ha at the start of spring growth.
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