Cereals struggling for Zinc

With the unusually dry weather this February there have been many reports of cereal crops struggling to extract Zinc from the soil, especially in high pH areas.

The unique combination of essential Manganese and Zinc our new Mn-Zn Plus product, is specifically developed for such a situation. A blend of highly concentrated Manganese and Zinc packaged as a fast-acting foliar solution that is even effective at very low application rates.This will play a key role as a catalyst in many enzyme functions and encourages root interaction with beneficial soil microbes and fungi, improving nutrient uptake and ultimately promoting strong and healthy plant growth from early crop stages through to harvest.

 

For more information on Mn-Zn Plus, please download our full product guide here or email: office@ilex-envirosciences.com

 

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Help prevent nutritional stress in pulse crops

Help prevent nutritional stress in pulse crops

It’s been a good start for this season’s pulse crops. Winter beans are well established and spring drilling went into excellent seed bed conditions but there is still a very long way to go. With last year’s wet weather in mind and reports of disease pressure in winter beans beginning to circulate, it’s a good time to take a look at your nutrition programme and make sure you are doing everything in your control to mitigate risk. (more…)

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Improving efficiency with advanced formulation Manganese

Improving efficiency with advanced formulation Manganese

With manganese being the most commonly deficient trace element in UK soils and potentially impacting on the development, health, quality and yield of arable and vegetable crops, countering deficiencies is a necessity for many farms. John Bird from F D Bird & Sons, tells us how switching to a lower volume product has brought efficiencies in both time and cost. 

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Advances in Manganese Treatments

Advances in Manganese Treatments

Manganese is the most commonly deficient trace element in UK soils affecting many crops including cereals, field vegetables, brassicas root and horticultural crops. Availability of manganese is affected by the high soil pH in peaty or over-limed soils, high organic matter, where compaction or poor drainage restricts rooting or where the crop has been sown into a loose, aerated seed bed with poor root soil contact. (more…)

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