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Best practices for foliar fertilization and sampling

Crops

With the desire for higher crop yields, a renewed interest in micronutrients has emerged.  While most Midwest soils contain large quantities of mineral-rich rocks and organic matter containing micronutrients, interest persists for foliar application of micronutrients. 

When a micronutrient need is discovered through tissue and soil samples, visually observed or perceived, understanding total crop needs versus pounds per acre applied of nutrients delivered by a product can help determine which product is best to use.

Nutrient deficiencies 

Micronutrient deficiencies can...




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