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.