Exploring In-Season Options for Foliar Crop Nutrition

Colin Pennington

May 27, 2024

Once a crop has emerged, there are additional foliar options that can help provide balanced nutrition and limit the impact of abiotic stress. Whether it’s the weather, stress from other pesticides or nutrient deficiencies that just don’t show until later, it’s equally as important to understand what factors you are trying to impact in-season as it was before the season began.

Planning for Complete Crop Nutrition

Plants need a balanced package of nutrients to address any potential late season yield limiting deficiencies as well as prevent antagonism by overapplying any single nutrient that may tie others up.

Nourish Vitals™ contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and sulfur along with 6 additional micronutrients essential for plant growth at a balanced ratio to help address in season needs while preventing this unwanted nutrient antagonism in addition to providing the crop with the right balance to effectively transition from vegetative to reproductive growth.  

Nourish Vitals helps push late vegetative to early reproductive development and improve tolerance to abiotic stress. It is complexed with plant-based peptides containing the amino acids essential for plants.

The peptides act as an efficient carrier to allow for rapid uptake and rapid translocation throughout the plant. Ideal application timing is in the late vegetative stage to early reproductive at 32 oz/A.

Proactively Addressing Weather and Chemical Stress

The impact of weather events such as being too hot, too wet, too cold, or too dry requires the plant to generate energy to get through those stressful periods.

During this process of diverting energy to combat stress, yield potential is lost. Atarrus™ provides the plant with supplemental energy and tools to signal plant health to prevent negative impacts from weather stress such as too much or too little heat or moisture. 

In addition, Atarrus contains 18 essential amino acids in peptide form that provide supplemental energy to help the plant better metabolize chemicals to minimize any negative damage from chemical stress.

Atarrus is best used as a preventative product prior to stress but may be applied following stress to help the crop bounce back faster. Ideal application timing is in the early to late vegetative stages at 16 oz/A.

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Colin Pennington

May 27, 2024