Field crops are those ones that are grown commercially on a large scale for consumption, animal feed or other marketable purposes. Field Crops often experience environmental stresses that limit their growth and development. Mineral nutrition is one of the most important factors to affect the yield of annual field crops. Some other factors, such as water, insects, cultivar characteristics and management practices interact with mineral nutrition and will limit the yield. Therefore providing crops with a balanced nutrition programme will allow the maximum yield return from our fields.
Wheat, Barley & Maize - Cereal crops such as wheat, barley and maize often struggle to establish themselves, perhaps due to late drilling following another crop, poor seed beds or unfavourable weather conditions after emergence. By directly stimulating the underdeveloped root system, with products such as Numerica Ultra, dramatic yield increases of up to 40% have been achieved.
Rice - Rice is widely grown on soils with zinc deficiency. Early applications of Radikal should be made to help in early establishment.
Cotton - Combined, repeated, applications of zinc and boron, again at the correct timings have shown dramatic effects on crops such as cotton grown in more arid conditions where soil pH also limits the availability of these essential elements.
Oilseeds - Applications of boron to oilseed crops at flowering time will often increase pod set where the nutrient is limiting.
Soy Bean - When grown on susceptible soils soy beans can benfit from foliar applications of Solar Mn. This may be particularly true for glyphosate resistant varieties.