Nutra-Flo recently launched a new liquid fertilizer product designed to correct micronutrient deficiencies that can to starve crops and reduce yields.
The new line, called MicroSolutions, allows farmers to add a special blend of zinc, manganese, calcium, boron and copper at the time of planting.
The chelated micronutrients adds allow growers to use less product per acre to achieve the same results as non-chelated nutrients products, which are not immediately available to plants and take a long time to work.
"Today’s high yields and stressful growing conditions can remove more nutrients than ever from the soil, and can render naturally occurring micronutrients temporarily unavailable when the plant needs them the most," Nutra-Flo President Raun Lohry said. "Using the MicroSolutions line with starter fertilizer at planting time helps prevent these deficiencies."
Sold in 2.5 gallon jugs, 250 gallon totes or in bulk, MicroSolutions is compatible with all types of fertilizers, including 100 percent orthophosphates, as well as many herbicides and insecticides.
Nutra-Flo, based in North Sioux City, also recently introduced a new addition to its longstanding PureGrade line of low-salt liquid fertilizers. The new product, called RoMax7, that contains a special blend of seven nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, manganese, copper and iron.
"As a corn-starter bundle, RoMax 7 takes the guesswork out of planting," said Ed Ummach, vice president of the PureGrade Products division. "RoMax7 also helps prevent micronutrient deficiencies."
Like other PureGrad products, RoMax7 can be safely used in close proximity to the seed, roots and foliage for better fertilizer efficiency.
RoMax 7 will be produced at Nutra-Flo's Sioux City plant at 514 S. Floyd Blvd. and at its Gibbon, Neb. plant. MicroSolutions will be made at the company's Port Neal plant.