Why Use Foliar Nutrition

In this podcast, Dr. Steve Petrie deep dives into foliar nutrition, discussing why using foliar nutrition as a supplement to a sound, soil-based fertility program.

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Some advantages of using foliar applied nutrition with a base fertility program are

  • Correct nutrient deficiencies as determined from soil or tissue tests
  • Strengthen damaged crops
  • Speeds up growth
  • Stimulate root uptake
  • Provide nutrient efficiency

Crops benefit in two manners by the foliar application of nutrients

  • by the rapid influx into the plant of the foliar-applied nutrients
  • by the increased uptake of the base applied nutrients


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