Basic NPK is not enough

No matter what the crop is or where it is grown, there is one thing that remains the same: their need for the basic nutrients of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Yet, as the soil composition varies from state to state so do the nutrient levels. In many cases, providing the basic NPK is not enough.

Knowing your needs

Soil tests are a yearly practice for many growers. Tests show what nutrients the soil needs and allow growers to make more informed fertilizer choices for the next growing season. The previous crop in the field, soil type and profile will help determine what nutrients are necessary. Growers can easily know what primary nutrients are required, but often the secondary nutrients get overlooked. With traditional mixed granule fertilizer, crops may not get the desired nutrients, and the nutrients that are provided are likely to be scattered inconsistently across the field.

Value beyond primary nutrients

As the first secondary nutrient, sulfur is necessary with the formation of chlorophyll in plants. A sulfur deficiency can be recognized as chlorosis of leaves, stunted growth and low yields.

Many micronutrients can also get missed when analyzing soil health, even though their contribution is huge for overall plant health. Manganese, zinc and chloride all help contribute to photosynthesis, plant respiration and pigmentation. Iron helps with the uptake of several enzymes and with essential plant pigmentation. Boron is necessary to control the transportation of sugars within the plant and is important for cell division and seed development. Copper activates enzymes in the plant helping with photosynthesis and respiration assisting the plant’s metabolism. Having healthy levels of all these primary, secondary and micronutrients can lead to stronger plants and higher yields. Getting crops the right levels of each nutrient is critical to not only these functions, but also to ensuring excess of certain nutrients doesn’t lead to deficiency in others.

More for your money

Many blended fertilizers are physically mixed together, and when spread onto fields, the granules can be segregated and distributed unevenly. With Rainbow Plant Food, growers can rest easy knowing their fertilizer is mixed with precision and each granule has more than the basic NPK. The Rainbow Plant Food granule provides both primary and secondary nutrients to crops, with a mixture of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, chloride, boron, manganese, iron, zinc and copper.

About Rainbow Plant Food

Rainbow Plant Food will give your crops the perfect amount of nutrition to avoid micronutrient suppression. The chemically homogenous compound ensures that you get a consistent amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium across your entire crop, along with several other essential micronutrients including sulfur, manganese, boron, zinc, copper, iron, and chloride. Each individual granule is uniform in size, shape and weight, and packed with the nutrients required to get the highest yields every year.

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