Plants require 17 essential elements for maximum growth and production. Eight of these elements are micronutrients, while they are required in smaller amounts than macro and secondary nutrients they are still essential for plant growth. Five of the eight essential micronutrients can be found in Micro 500 – boron, copper, iron, manganese and zinc.
Micro 500 is a precision balanced combination of five essential micronutrients: boron, copper, iron, manganese and zinc. Micro 500 utilizes AgroLiquid’s Flavonol Polymer Technology and provides the benefit of synergized nutrients. Micro 500 should be considered when a specific micronutrient deficiency has not been established.
Micronutrient deficiencies are being seen in soil increasingly. Why is that?
Increased yields due to various technologies means higher removal of micronutrients from the soil.
Some micronutrients are no longer contained in high analysis fertilizers and fertilizer materials.
Any type of land preparation which results in the removal of several inches of topsoil can result in a deficiency of certain micronutrients on the cut areas.
High phosphorus levels can induce micronutrient deficiencies.
The chart below shows research from the North Central Research Station. They did a comparison of micronutrients and the additional one and two quarts of Micro 500 gave an additional net return and yielded higher than the baseline and no micronutrients.
Pro-Germinator is our premier phosphorus fertilizer. Partnered with nitrogen, potassium, and micronutrients for maximum performance.
Pro-Germinator uses a combination of phosphate, nitrogen, potash and iron along with quick-release and slow-release phosphates that are protected by our Flavonol Polymer Technology. This combination allows for exceptional growth early on and helps plants during critical growth periods.
Stimulates early growth
Provides steady source of essential nutrients
Reduced risk of leaf burn
Reduced risk of soil salinization and nutrient toxicity
Flexible application methods to reduce manpower required
Can be applied with other nutrients, pesticides, or fungicides
Almond trial shows using less fertilizer compared to conventional treatments achieves equal to better results
Understanding Soil Quality
Almond acres have been steadily growing in California since the 1980s, and the crop is now California’s number one exported agricultural commodity. With over 2.4 million acres of trees planted, California grows over 85% of the world’s almonds. Virtually all commercially harvested almonds produced in the U.S. come from California. Most of that is due to the climate: warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters are key to setting the tree up for success. But we know it takes more than a temperate climate to maximize a crop’s potential. AgroLiquid crop nutrition can be a valuable tool in producing an abundant and quality almond crop. In an effort to determine the best sources, rates, timings and methods of application for this important crop, for the past two years, AgroLiquid has invested in and run a full-scale research trial in almonds in California.
AgroLiquid has long believed in proving our technology through rigorous research and field testing. In western soils, we are looking at our technology performance compared to conventional fertilizer sources. Almonds are the perfect crop to test our Flavonol Polymer Technology, given how much potassium is needed to produce a crop. AgroLiquid’s proprietary technology allows us to chelate/encapsulate nutrients within the sweet spot – not too loose, but not too tight. Our two year almond research trial has been conducted by Barat Basabri of Basabri Ag Research in Newman, CA.
Trial details: Each plot consists of five trees and was replicated six times across the orchard. Throughout the growing season, 50 gallons per acre (ga/A) of UAN-32 is applied as a constant in every plot.
Plot 1 (Conventional grower standard): • 10-34-0 applied at 37.5 ga/A • KTS applied at 40 ga/A • EDTA Zinc (Zn) applied four times during the season for a total of 2 ga/A
Plot 2: • Actagro’s Structure® applied at a rate of 25 ga/A • KTS applied at 40 ga/A • EDTA Zinc (Zn) applied four times during the season for a total of 2 ga/A
Plot 3: • AgroLiquid’s PrG™ applied at 15 ga/A • KTS applied at 40 ga/A • EDTA Zinc (Zn) applied four times during the season for a total of 2 ga/A
Plot 4: • AgroLiquid’s PrG applied at 15 ga/A • AgroLiquid’s Kalibrate™ at a rate of 13.2 ga/A • EDTA Zinc (Zn) applied four times during the season for a total of 2 ga/A
The results of the two-year averages are as follows. Plot 1: The “Grower Standard” of 10-34-0 + KTS yielded an average of 2,616 lbs. per acre. The second plot where Structure® was used in place of 10-34-0 + KTS, yielded a two-year average of 2,825 lbs./acre. The third plot was AgroLiquid’s PrG + KTS which yielded an average of 2,840 lbs./acre. The final plot was a full AgroLiquid program using both PrG + Kalibrate which yielded a two-year average of 2,829 lbs./acre. Yield results in the last three plots were comparable. For complete details on the almond trial please refer to the AgroLiquid website: research.agroliquid.com where all of our research data can be found dating back to 1983.