Got P? Importance of preventing phosphorus deficiency
Written on 05/27/2021
Did you know 90% of our soils are phosphorus responsive?
In a typical rotation, the removal rate of phosphorus exceeds the application amount, and we continue to deplete the phosphorus level within our soils.
Phosphorus is a key component of every crop fertility plan since it:
- Stimulates early season growth
- Helps the crop grow deeper and stronger roots
- Hastens plant maturity and promotes seed production
- Functions as one of the main promoters of photosynthesis, nutrient transport and energy transfer via energy-rich linkages (ATP).
An innovative practice to address the depletion of phosphorus is to complement your soil-applied phosphorus with a foliar application.
Watch the video below (3.5 minutes) to learn how a foliar application can complement your soil-applied fertility program:
Please contact your local ATP representative if you have any questions with regards to how ReLeaf or NRG can fit into your crop nutrition plans this spring.