Protecting Soil Enzymes for Nutrient Efficiency
Fall is around the corner, and that includes fall fertilizer. Helena Agri-Enterprises product specialist Dawn Brunmeier shares a few tips for fall fertilizer efficiency.
Brunmeier… “The fall planting season involves a tremendous amount of crop inputs, with fertilizer and crop nutrition being near the top of the list. Soil is the key reservoir for holding nutrients but is a very complex environment. There are a number of chemical, physical, and biological interactions that can hinder nutrient efficiency and limit plant uptake. Native soil microorganisms play a pivotal role in nutrient availability by manufacturing enzymes that are critical to nutrient release. Specific enzymes support nutrient solubility and release in to the soil solution for root uptake. As with any process though, there are inefficiencies and technology is needed to drive this process in the soil.”
Helena offers a variety of tools that drive nutrient efficiency, including Zypro.
Brunmeier… “We offer a very unique soil-applied product, Zypro, to assist in this effort to make nutrients more available for plant uptake. Zypro protects stabilized enzymes for 60 days from the harsh soil environment. These protected enzymes work to promote strong root growth, optimize the soil microbial community to improve nutrient update, and improve plant health, growth and yield. Zypro is very compatible when mixed with fertilizer and typical soil applied pesticides; and it is designed to work in the soil near the root system.”
Visit Helenaagri.com for more information on Zypro and to find a local Helena retailer.