Help Crops Get Their Best Start for the Season
When do crops make decisions for yield? It may be surprising to know that in good growing conditions, the first approximately 100 bushels of corn yield are already determined by V5. Cool, wet soil conditions and the availability of phosphorus and zinc from germination to V5 are key factors in this early-season, 100-bushel decision. Growers can help corn plants reach an optimal, yield-determining state by applying the aptly named “starter” fertilizer to meet early-season phosphorus and zinc needs. However, not all starter fertilizers are created equal.
Helena Chemical Company has the highest quality liquid starter fertilizer lineup on the market with Nucleus® HP, Nucleus O-Phos, Nucleus O-Phos Zn and Nucleus O-Phos Fe. These high performance starter fertilizers can give your crops a jump start on strong, uniform, early growth to ensure early-season corn plants make their best yield decisions. In addition to guaranteed analyses, the Nucleus lineup has a high load of available orthophosphate and ingredients that enhance fertilizer efficiency and improve root growth and vigor. Increased plant food efficiency results in lower application rates and fewer tank re-fills during planting. The Nucleus lineup is also low salt and seed safe when applied at labeled rates either in-furrow or 2x2.
The Nucleus lineup provides consistent performance you can rely on. Consider Nucleus starter fertilizers today to see how they can add to your bottom line.
- Jim Loken, Midwest Division Product Manager