The Importance of Phosphorus Seed Dressings
The extreme fertilisers prices this year are a huge issue for farmers especially when put together with large increases in prices of most other inputs; and no one can predict where grain prices will be next harvest. As most farmers may look at reducing their fertiliser inputs there is an option of adding a Phosphorus Seed Dressings to help “kick start” the crop.
Phosphorus Seed Dressings at Competitive Prices
We at Soil Management Systems are very pleased that we are able to supply Phosphorus Seeds Dressings, Foliar Nutrients and Seabird Guano Phosphorus fertiliser, all at very competitive prices.
SMS Phosphorus Seed Dressings with trace elements are a cheap and effective tool to help get the crop off to a healthy start. At less than $3 per ha for recommended application rates it is very cost effective. The Department of Primary Industries has included some useful information “Diagnosing Phosphorus Deficiency”
In addition, use SMS Polyphos as a foliar a couple of times during the growing season, It’s a great tool for increasing plant phosphorus levels. It can be added when spraying herbicides for weed control for a one pass operation. This product has become more popular each year on the problem calcareous soils of the Eyre Peninsula. At about $12 per ha, it too is very cost effective.
With the cost pressures of cropping inputs this year many growers are reducing fertiliser inputs and hoping it will be enough. With the above SMS Seed Dress and SMS Polyphos in the fertiliser program will give confidence in having enough available phosphorus in the system to maximize yields when the traditional fertiliser inputs are reduced due to the high prices.
Research has shown an increased uptake of stored phosphorus in the soil when these products are added due to the change in root exudates composition which in turn excite biological responses. Visit our webpage on General Phosphorus Nutrition Problems
For more information call Soil Management Systems on 08 86590000 or 1300 076456