Don't Forget Your Micros

Mar 04, 2024

It was a long winter but in a few short weeks we will be back in the fields getting ready for planting to begin. While much has already been done, there is still a lot of dry fertilizer to apply. When booking your dry fertilizer for this spring, make sure that you are looking at the bigger picture for your field nutrients.

For a long time, we have looked to phosphorus and potassium for our crops’ fertilizer needs. We now know that we need to think about micronutrients as well. We may have all the macronutrients that we need, but if one or more micronutrients are missing our crop will be cut short. I recommend adding Microsync Pro in with your dry fertilizer this spring. This product is spread at 10 to 20 pounds per acre and contains boron, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc.

I would also recommend doing an in-season tissue sample to see where your crop is at with micronutrients. If the sample shows that your beans are short on some, the next year your corn will be short also. We have seen that Microsync Pro has helped correct micronutrient deficiencies in corn, beans and especially alfalfa. It is an economically priced product that has shown good ROI in the past. When it comes time to book your fertilizer this spring make sure to ask your SFG agronomist about Microsync Pro.