Foliar Nutrition Products
Now that we are into the growing season, it’s important to think about finding the right foliar nutrition products. Seth Gersdorf (gears-dorf) is a senior product manager for Helena Agri-Enterprises based in Washington.
Gersdorf… “There are a variety of foliar fertilizers available, so if you've been tissue sampling throughout the season, it'll help you decide which nutrients you need to prioritize to maximize that yield. But not only that, you also need to think about how the product can fit into your overall program. Like is it compatible with the pesticides it'll have arrived with? Can it be taken up easily by the plant and safely? Does it provide balanced nutrition and not just vegetative growth?”
Gersdorf says these are some of the questions to answer to make sure you get the most benefit from that application. Helena, he says, has a unique approach.
Gersdorf… “Helena recommends combining early season conventional fertilizer applications with in-season foliar fertilization. What makes Helena unique is we add ENC Formulation Technology to our foliar nutritional products, so we're able to enhance nutritional uptake and provide balanced growth safely while minimizing any spray application issues. So with our extensive foliar portfolio, it's really easy, you can just pick and choose based on what your crop needs to help you maximize your yield potential.”
Gersdorf says this technology makes Helena foliars a good fit in almost any program. Visit www.helenaagri.com to find your local Helena retailer.