Product Spotlight: Micro 500

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.