At-planting nutrition is an effective approach to giving your crop the best start possible. As seeds germinate and emerge, they have immediate access to what they need through At-Planting nutrition products, so you can have confidence that nutrition is taken care of at this critical time in a crop’s development. Loveland Products has many options for macro- and micronutrient needs and unique technologies to maximize efficiency in your At-Planting operation.
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Shortly after growth starts in any crop each year Phosphate is arguably the most impactful major nutrient a developing crop needs. When applied at planting specifically, it's presence and availability supports optimal root growth and sets the foundation for yield. Unfortunately, much of the phosphate applied with traditional fertilizers is immediately tied up with naturally occurring soil components and rendered unavailable to your developing crop. Loveland Products employs multiple novel technologies in its liquid At-Planting fertilizers to prevent this from occurring, so you can be more efficient with applied nutrition at planting time.
Nutrient Use Efficiency Solutions
The effectiveness of a given nutrient goes far beyond the pounds we apply each season. Simply put, nutrients need help to be as impactful as we need them to be to support yield and quality goals. Loveland Products has a dynamic line of Nutrien Use Efficiency Tools that encourage and support plant performance by helping nutrients overcome the loss mechanisms that render them unavailable to a developing crop.
Plant Performance Solutions
Plant performance goes far beyond the nutrients we feed our crops with each season. Loveland Products has a growing line of Plant Health Stimulants that encourage and support plant performance including driving root growth, allowing crops to overcome abiotic stress and support resistance to heat and drought tolerance.
Multi Micronutrient Solutions
Early season growth and development of crops plays a crucial role in determining yield potential. The daily nutrient demand of your crop during periods of rapid growth and metabolism early in the season can easily outpace what’s available from the soil. After phosphorus, micronutrients, specifically Zinc, Manganese and Boron play incredibly important roles in make the best use of major nutrients in many crops. Loveland combines unique technologies with tried and true micronutrient sources to give our customers options that fulfill almost every crop requirement. We use superior technologies like Acetate and C2 in order to get the most out of your soils, and various chelation and complexing agents to drive micronutrients into roots without losing nutrients to tie up.
Arguably the most important micronutrient - Zinc plays many important roles within a plant. When applied at planting, it's important to highlight its role in the production of Auxin, which is a growth hormone responsible for root and shoot growth. Zinc also plays a key role in chloroplast development, protein synthesis, and carbohydrate metabolism and most importantly phosphate utilization.
Although often overlooked - Manganese is an essential nutrient in plants. It's part of the structure of proteins and enzymes and plays a key role in photosynthesis. Lack of Manganese specifically in the early season can result in decreased soluble sugar concentrations throughout the plant, and if left unchecked will result in decreased dry matter and yield come harvest time.
While required in relatively small amounts Boron plays a large roll in many processes of the crop lifecycle. It is essential for actively growing regions of plants, like root tips. It is a structural component of cell walls, and critical along with zinc for pollen grain and pollen tube formation. All in, Boron is important at planting, and throughout the lifecycle of crops.
While often thought of as more important in late season growth and development Potassium is extremely important in the translocation and allocation of many nutrients within the newly developing crop and has a synergistic effect on uptake of other major and micronutrients. Loveland's Potassium products for soil application are specifically designed to remain available to your plants longer, be easily taken up by roots, and be highly compatible with other tank partners.
While not important across a wide region of production areas, specific regions, specifically those susceptible to IDC (Iron Deficiency Chlorosis) have very specific and critical needs for available iron early in the plant’s lifecycle to avoid severe setbacks. Loveland Products offers highly chelated liquid iron products designed specifically to overcome these IDC challenges.