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Over many trials spanning many years, the importance and beneficial nature of using starter fertilizer in winter wheat has been well documented – with the historical results being so expansive, it’s hard for me to add much more to the discussion! However, there is a little nutrient that even the best of us often forget about – Zinc! It may be a micronutrient, and only needed in small quantities, but it plays a major role in the growth hormone production for plants.
The importance of early root development in any crop, especially in winter wheat, cannot be stressed enough. A large, healthy root system to endure winter hibernation is essential for maximizing yield potential. By adding a little zinc to your starter program, you are adding not only one, but the two main ingredients for this essential early root development – P and Zn. Forgetting to add Zn to your starter can mean the difference between an excellent wheat yield and just an average one. You wouldn’t build a house without a foundation…….. so why would you let your winter wheat start without its best possible advantage? Join the Zinc nation and give your wheat every chance to succeed!