Foliar feeding, in any crop, helps to boost plant health levels. Beet has had a particularly tough time this season, with cold and dry weather limiting germination. Now the weather is turning with rain quenching the crops thirst, and warmer days ahead, beet will start to see rapid growth and it’s time to start boosting beet production.
Now is an ideal time for growers to increase nutrient levels in the plant with a foliar feeding plan. As soon as crops reach the 4-6 leaf stage ensure you are applying foliar Manganese and foliar Magnesium. Both Mn and Mg are essential for early growth in seedlings. Applying SuperMn will supply the plant with both nutrients.
What it is: SuperMn is a high in manganese formulation combined with magnesium, nitrate N and sulphate S.
Why and When To Use: The high quality formulation means more Mn is absorbed by leaves compared with simpler formulations, resulting in faster reduction of deficiency symptoms and an extended period of plant available Mn. Use SuperMn when manganese deficiency is diagnosed or suspected, or as a maintenance dressing to prevent less than optimal growth
What To Expect: Rapid uptake of SuperMn will result in a visual reduction of deficiency symptoms followed by improved crop growth, compared with other formulations of manganese.
Getting Sulphur into the soil
If you haven’t already applied Sulphur to the soil, growers should consider applying Sulphur as a foliar application, particularly on light sandy soils with low natural nitrogen content, especially where the canopy appears backwards and/or pale. Applying Sulphomex will help in boosting beet production and improving Sulphur levels.
What it is: An inorganic liquid formulation containing nitrogen and sulphur.
Why and When to use: Sulphomex is used to correct sulphur deficiency, or as part of a programme to prevent sulphur deficiency. Use when deficiency is diagnosed or suspected. Refer to individual crop recommendations for timings.
What To Expect: Use on susceptible crop/soils will reduce/prevent deficiency symptoms and reduce risk of yield loss.
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