Mosaic Offers Online Nutrient Deficiency Information

Throughout the growing season, crops may exhibit unusual coloring, stunted growth and leaf damage or defoliation. Often these visual symptoms are due to nutrient deficiencies which reduce yields, crop quality and ultimately producer profitability. By recognizing visual symptoms during the growing season and pinpointing production issues before harvest, growers can make plans for post-harvest steps that will help prevent similar issues with subsequent crops.

“Nutrient deficiency symptoms can be anything from leaf yellowing and leaf-loss to twisted ears with irregular kernel rows and imperfectly developed ear tips. Even stalk lodging can be a symptom of nutrient deficiency,” explains Dan Froehlich, Ph. D., agronomist with The Mosaic Company. “We’ve seen deficiency symptoms across the board in 2010. Also, fields with marginal fertility that might not show the deficiency under good growing season conditions are showing it this year because the soil conditions have made nutrients slightly less available and because the roots of the crop are not as active to compensate for the reduction in nutrient availability.”

To help growers diagnose potential nutrient deficiencies, The Mosaic Company offers an on-line photo library illustrating visual symptoms of nutrient deficiency in 19 major crops. Click the link here to go to the library at www.Back-to-Basics.net.

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2 comments on “Mosaic Offers Online Nutrient Deficiency Information

  1. These are good tools to use but we have to realize that if we wait for the deficiency to show up in the plant visually then production has already been compromised.
    I like to have growers use petiole testing from Texas Plant & Soil lab in Edinburg, Texas (tpsl.biz). Using the petiole gives you 10 to 20 days to correct a deficiency before production is compromised. Being a producer of a quality microbial product I also urge growers to use microbes to help make their fertilizer programs more efficient, stimulate root growth, and improve nutrient uptake. I also like for them to use humic acid in combination with their fertilizers where they can.

    Just things I have been doing for the last 15 years that have really seemed to make a difference. And by the way I recommend you web site for them to learn about the right way to use fertilizers and where to get the right things.

    Regards,

    Wayne Tucker

  2. These are good tools to use but we have to realize that if we wait for the deficiency to show up in the plant visually then production has already been compromised.
    I like to have growers use petiole testing from Texas Plant & Soil lab in Edinburg, Texas (tpsl.biz). Using the petiole gives you 10 to 20 days to correct a deficiency before production is compromised. Being a producer of a quality microbial product I also urge growers to use microbes to help make their fertilizer programs more efficient, stimulate root growth, and improve nutrient uptake. I also like for them to use humic acid in combination with their fertilizers where they can.

    Just things I have been doing for the last 15 years that have really seemed to make a difference. And by the way I recommend you web site for them to learn about the right way to use fertilizers and where to get the right things.

    Regards,

    Wayne Tucker

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