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Organic Potting Soil

When you plant seeds, one of the first important steps is when the tiny plants start poking out of the soil we call this seedling emergence. During this early stage, it's crucial to have the right balance of nutrients. Nitrogen helps make leaves green, phosphorus helps roots grow strong, and potassium is like a boost for the entire plant. What's cool about organic fertilizers is that they release these nutrients slowly, so the plants don't get too much at once.

Micronutrients in Crops

In the realm of agriculture, the spotlight often shines on macronutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. However, micronutrients, despite their small presence, play a vital role in crop production. These lesser-known elements are indispensable for plant health, growth, and overall yield. In this article, we will explore the significance of micronutrients in agriculture and their role in ensuring successful harvests.

Fall Fertilizer

One essential practice that can significantly benefit farmers is fall fertilizer application. By nourishing the soil and optimizing nutrient availability, fall fertilizer treatments offer a multitude of advantages for farmers. Let’s explore why fall fertilization is a pathway to success for farmers, helping them achieve higher yields, improve soil health, and maximize their overall agricultural productivity.

Role Of Potassium

Potassium is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. It is a macronutrient, which means that plants require it in large amounts. Potassium plays several critical roles in plants, including regulation of water balance, enzyme activation, and support of cell structure and function.

Start Strong Seedlings

A good strong start to your season can make all the difference. It starts with the seed. It is one of the most impactful decisions you will make for your operation for this coming year. It’s one that I’m sure you haven’t taken lightly. You’ve decided what you need to grow, determined the right genetics, suited for your environment, that you give yourself the best chance to have a growing season full of healthy productive plants. You are all ready to go and eager to get them established. So, what’s the next step you can take?

Soak Your Seeds

A good strong start to your season can make all the difference.

Boron Matters

Healthy crop growth depends on the right balance of nutrients in soil. Soil needs macronutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, calcium, and magnesium - but they are only one piece of the puzzle. Just as important are micronutrients, such as iron, copper, zinc - and boron. It may be hard to imagine a nutrient found in such small quantity could be so impactful, however it is vital to many plant functions.

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The Fertrell Company blog is for farmers, backyard gardeners, and homesteaders alike. Learn from the experts on all things natural and organic for both soil and livestock.

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