A small boost of manganese can be a huge benefit to crop health


The Ilex Manganese Product Range


OUR NEW FORMULATION OF MANGANESE, MAGNESIUM AND ZINC, TO PREVENT AND CORRECT DEFICIENCIES IN A VARIETY OF ARABLE CROPS

Mn SUPER is a flowable liquid containing manganese, magnesium and zinc, formulated together with nitrogen and sulphur to prevent and correct deficiencies in a broad range of arable crops. As well as  helping to preventing manganese deficiency, Mn SUPER has been specifically formulated to improve the nutrient status in the plant at key periods of crop development.

Mn SUPER is physically compatible with a wide range of agrochemical products and is formulated to disperse and dissolve quickly in the spray tank.

Key Benefits

  • Quick acting nutrient supply
  • High concentration of manganese
  • Effective at low application rates
  • Helps increase the levels of magnesium and zinc in the plant
  • Easy to use in tank mixes

“Mn SUPER provides a range of key nutrients in one foliar application.”

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In addition to providing 250g/l of manganese, Mn SUPER also provides the crop with magnesium, zinc, nitrogen and sulphur.

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5 litres – when applied at the maintenance rate – is sufficient to treat up to 10ha, minimising required storage space and reducing packaging waste.



CONCENTRATED FLOWABLE MANGANESE (36%) WITH NITROGEN AND SULPHUR

Historically the correction of Manganese deficiency has been a time-consuming, dusty and hazardous operation involving bulky bags of Manganese Sulphate powder. Today, simple liquid solutions of Manganese are available. However these still require high application rates and give rise to problems with transport and disposal of used packaging. To provide farmers with an effective alternative Ilex have introduced the highly concentrated flowable liquid Mn Plus as part of their new generation of foliar nutrients.

Due to its unique combination of soluble Manganese with Nitrogen and Sulphur, Mn Plus is able to demonstrate superior performance even at low rates of application.

Key Benefits

  • Fast-acting foliar
  • High concentration of soluble Manganese
  • Effective at low application rates
  • Also provides plant available Nitrogen and Sulphur
  • Dissolves completely in the tank

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“With the high level of Manganese in Mn Plus I can apply at only 0.5 litres per hectare”

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“On my hungry sand land we now spray 1.5 litres of Mn Plus every hectare instead of the 10 litres of 15% liquid we had to use to keep on top of the deficiency”

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“Together with Manganese – Mn Plus also supplies my crops with foliar Nitrogen and Sulphur”.


CONCENTRATED FLOWABLE MANGANESE (24%) WITH ADDED ZINC

 Mn-Zn Plus is a unique combination of essential nutrients for foliar application to a wide range of arable and horticultural field crops. Both Manganese and Zinc play key roles as catalysts in many enzyme functions and encourage root interaction with beneficial soil microbes and fungi improving nutrient uptake. Supplied as a concentrated flowable liquid formulation it is designed to promote strong and healthy plant growth from early crop stages through to harvest.

Due to its unique combination of soluble Manganese and Zinc nutrients,
Mn-Zn Plus is able to demonstrate superior performance even at very low rates of application.

Key Benefits

  • Fast-acting foliar
  • High concentration of soluble Manganese with Zinc
  • Effective at low application rates
  • Also provides plant available Nitrogen and Sulphur
  • Dissolves completely in the tank

 

“Perfect as an early spring treatment for my cereals when they need some zinc along with the manganese”.
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As well as 240 g/l of Manganese and 15 g/l of Zinc Mn-Zn Plus also provides the crop with
90 g/l of Nitrogen and 100 g/l of Sulphur.

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1 x 5L can when applied at the maintenance rate is sufficient to treat 10ha.


CONCENTRATED FLOWABLE MANGANESE (30%) WITH NITROGEN AND COPPER

Manganese and Copper deficiencies was always a time-consuming, dusty and hazardous operation involving bulky bags of Manganese and Copper powders. Today simple liquid solutions have become available. However, these still require high application rates and give rise to problems with transport and disposal of used packaging. To provide farmers with an effective alternative Ilex have introduced the highly concentrated flowable liquid Mn-Cu Plus as part of their new generation of foliar nutrients.

Due to its unique combination of soluble Manganese and Copper nutrients, Mn-Cu Plus is able to demonstrate superior performance even at very low rates of application.

Key Benefits

  • Fast-acting foliar
  • High concentration of soluble Manganese with Copper
  • Effective at low application rates
  • Also provides plant available Nitrogen and Sulphur
  • Dissolves completely in the tank

“Perfect as an early spring treatment for my cereals when they need some copper along with the manganese”.
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As well as 300g/l of Manganese and 20g/l of Copper Mn-Cu Plus also provides the crop with
100 g/l of Nitrogen and Sulphur.

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1 x 5L can when applied at the maintenance rate is sufficient to treat 10ha.



LIQUID MANGANESE WITH PHOSPHORUS, 
POTASSIUM AND SULPHUR                                       

Maniphos is a unique formulation of plant-available manganese in combination with phosphorus (present in both phosphite and phosphate forms), potassium and sulphur. It is designed to enhance and promote the healthy growth and development of crops.

Maniphos is a zero-nitrogen formulation that can be applied to peas and field beans to prevent manganese and sulphur deficiencies, promoting hardiness and natural disease
resistance to enhance quality and yield.

Key Benefits

  • Plant-available manganese for rapid uptake
  • Key nutrients P and K to promote plant health and vigour
  • Sulphur to aid growth, photosynthesis and nitrogen efficiency
  • Phosphite action to increase rooting and nutrient mobility
  • Optimising quality and yield potential
  • Suitable for zero-nitrogen cropping and closed period application

 

Manganese is the most commonly deficient trace element in UK soils affecting many crops including legumes, cereals, field vegetables and brassicas. It plays a vital role in many plant enzyme systems with deficiency impacting on health, growth, yield and quality.

Sulphur deficiencies now affect a wide range of crops in many different soil types. Being a key constituent of enzymes and amino acids involved in protein formation and photosynthesis, sulphur is an essential nutrient to build yield and quality.

Maniphos provides manganese and sulphur in combination with macro-nutrients potassium and phosphorus. The biostimulant action of the phosphite P in Maniphos optimises their use by assisting in uptake and translocation within the plant.

Ilex EnviroSciences foliar products are also available in 600L IBC. For more information on any of our products, please don’t hesitate to contact our head office on +44 (0)1673 885175 or email sales@ilex-envirosciences.com.
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Podcast – Replacing chemistry with biology and the role of biostimulants

In the latest episode of the Crop It Like It’s Hot Podcast  – 

With recent law changes to biostimulant regulations, Murray Smedley of the European Biostimulant Industry Council and CEO of Ilex Envirosciences explains how this is helping to remove the potential for manufacturers making false claims.

Offering an insight into products in practice, agro-ecological farmer, Tim Parton, whose system focusses on regenerative agriculture techniques discusses how since introducing biostimulants to his system eight years ago, he has broken yield plateaus, abolished chemical fungicides and disease bills now average £40/hectare.

For the more conventional arable farmer, bioagronomist, Jamie Stotzka of Frontier explains why such products could still have an important place in crop establishment and disease control, alongside chemistry.

Supporting these claims, Newcastle University’s Prof Robert Edwards discusses the results of three years’ worth of independent farmer-led trials data, which shows how biological products could be the first thing growers reach for to combat cereal disease control in the future.

For the more conventional arable farmer, bioagronomist, Jamie Stotzka of Frontier explains why such products could still have an important place in crop establishment and disease control, alongside chemistry.

Supporting these claims, Newcastle University’s Prof Robert Edwards discusses the results of three years’ worth of independent farmer-led trials data, which shows how biological products could be the first thing growers reach for to combat cereal disease control in the future.

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Welcome Dara O’Doherty to the Ilex team

We are delighted to welcome Dara O’Doherty to the Ilex sales team as Business Manager – Vegetables.

Qualified in BASIS and FACTS, Dara’s expertise and in-depth knowledge of vegetables and brassicas is already well respected in this sector through her previous work with major growers, retailers and R & D trials work. With the vegetable industry going through challenging times, Dara says: “Whilst growers are very good at managing their crops, they also need advice and options to counter less controllable factors such as weather, pests and disease and crucially, help achieve more uniform growth and maximum marketable yield.”

One of the challenges this year is getting nutrition into the plant; following a ceaselessly wet winter which washed through the soil profile. With a broad portfolio on offer from Ilex EnviroSciences it is really easy to give growers a whole crop solution leading to higher product quality and yield.

Her work will help focus and target products so growers have confidence in the scientifically-proven benefits of a targeted nutrition approach. Current products include biostimulants and trace elements, together with phosphites which helps uptake of nutrients.

Dara notes that rooting, resilience and recovery are key to getting the most from vegetable crops.

Dara explains: “Phosphite has a biostimulant action which improves nutrient movement in the plant necessary to root development, and becomes especially important when drought or excessively wet conditions restrict normal root growth.”

She draws attention to the key nutrition tools for optimising root systems: phosphite-based technology in the foliar feeds PK VEG, PK MAXX+ and Capital. The Ilex portfolio also has a range of products that are suitable for all growers’ nutritional needs.

“We will be conducting intensive field trials with growers throughout the country; these will be results-driven and taken through all the way to yield; this way we will be working closely with our growers to help us build an even better knowledge of a needs and soil conditions approach.”

“With excellent tank mix properties and low dose rates all Ilex products are highly compatible with current application systems,” Dara points out.

“We cover a range of crops, including roots, brassicas, alliums and salads, and we offer value to farmers because we can offer a tailored approach that will work in their specific situation.”

“We have found that once people try something different – such as phosphites – and see the results, such as spring crops getting up and away faster and more evenly, they realise the benefits in the quality of the produce.”

Ilex EnviroSciences pride themselves on the ability to react to the ever-changing market and ability to develop and support growers with their individual needs on a technical and logistical level.

For more information contact Dara directly on 07833 578079 or 01673 885175. To view the full Ilex EnviroSciences product range go to www.ilex-envirosciences.com.

 

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