This deficiency is primarily due to the fact phosphorus has low mobility in the soil and has the tendency to become immobilized. When this immobilization occurs, the phosphorus becomes unavailable for crop uptake.
As phosphorus is needed in the crop for energy storage and transfer and plays a significant role in early season growth and root development, this phosphorus tie-up could be a limiting factor.
SYNTHOS™ nutrient enhancer from Koch Agronomic Services (KAS) can help you get to the root of the problem by converting phosphate-based fertilizer into readily available forms for uptake. By increasing the plant-available phosphorus, early season growth is improved and risk of deficiency is reduced.
Know how much phosphorus your crop is getting
Performing a plant tissue test can give you an idea of how much phosphorus is in your plant at the time of testing, so you can better understand what nutrients may be a limiting factor. With that knowledge, you can create a plan of action to help increase your nutrient use efficiency and uptake.
Below, you will see results from a 2021 research study conducted across five locations in western Canada where SYNTHOS treated MAP was shown to increase the amount of phosphorus taken up by the plant compared to untreated MAP.1
While many other factors can play a role in crop yield, such
as temperature and moisture, SYNTHOS can help improve your nutrient efficiency
and soil health, especially in crops where phosphorus availability or
application is limited.
To learn more about SYNTHOS and how it can be an essential
part of your nutrient management plan, contact your local retailer or speak
with a KAS representative today.
1The underlying data was provided by Northeastern Agricultural Research Foundation, Western Applied Research Corporation, University of Alberta, Wheatland Conservation Area, and Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation under a Research Trial Financial Support Agreements with Koch Agronomic Services, LLC and neither these institutions, nor the individual researchers referenced, endorse or recommend any product or service.