As poorly established cereal crops continue to struggle in cold, wet soil providing plants with an early boost to root development will help with nutrient uptake and improve spring growth.
In particular late sown cereals will need to get off to a quick start as soil temperatures finally begin to rise. Nutrient access is crucial in providing the best possible start and rapid root development is a key factor towards achieving this.
Phosphorus (P) is the most important nutrient for effective 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 length in turn allows the plant broader access to soil-held nutrients to maintain a consistent, healthy growth.
Crop Rooter® Plus is a foliar phosphite especially formulated for use on cereals, working at low application rates to provide a concentrated boost of NPK, with high levels of both phosphate and phosphite P and now including 19 amino acids each playing a vital role in crop establishment and development. It acts fast, with the phosphite component accelerating the uptake and delivery of these key bioactive agents and nutrients within the plant.
Application & Timing
A timely application of Crop Rooter® Plus will enhance rooting enabling the crop to make better use of soil nutrient reserves. In addition it makes an ideal tank mix partner for early foliar manganese, improving uptake of the element, speeding up response time and improving efficiency.
For the best results, we recommend that Crop Rooter® Plus is applied at 1 l/ha once there is sufficient leaf area to capture the spray and again at early tillering.
Crop Rooter® Plus
The next generation NPK phosphite formulated with 19 added amino acids to target root development and stimulate healthy plant growth.
The unique formulation of Crop Rooter® Plus combines mobile forms of Phosphorus with Nitrogen and Potassium, all essential macronutrients together with added amino acids and a seaweed base for healthy crop development. Timed foliar applications of Crop Rooter® Plus ensure effective crop uptake of nutrients, leading to improved root and shoot development, even when soil reserves may be less accessible due to an initial poor root system or when cold, wet, cloddy soils hamper nutrient availability.
A high-performance water conditioner formulated to counter the effects of hard water and high pH levels by maximising product stability in the tank and mobility in the plant.
The perfect partner to Crop Rooter® Plus, by adding ModipHy Xtra to your spray solution, it optimises pH levels and improves coverage and leaf uptake, giving a more consistent product performance over a broad range of spraying conditions and crop situations.
With the adverse climate this summer and extended periods of dry and hot weather, damage to crops and deficiencies in essential nutrition was becoming apparent across many farms in the UK. With this in mind, Ilex EnviroSciences were able to react quickly, producing a brand new product to combat the effects of Nitrogen deficiency in a range of crops.
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