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Wheat is the third most common crop grown in the United States with about 50 million acres of land dedicated to growing it. Once the wheat crop is harvested, it is processed to make various products such as bread, pasta, pastries, and livestock feed. To reach maturity and maximize yield, wheat requires various nutrients throughout the growing season. We offer solutions to help the wheat crop meet its top potential. 

Nutrient Deficiencies

Nitrogen is mobile in the plant. Symptoms will appear as chlorosis first on lower leaves.
Phosphorus is responsible for capturing and converting the sun’s energy. Plants deficient in phosphorus will often have a purple color.
Potassium is mobile within the plant, causing deficiency symptoms to appear first in older leaves. Leaf symptoms appear as yellowing to necrosis on the outer edge of leaves.
Sulfur is immobile in the plant. Symptoms of interveinal yellowing and leaf striping will appear on the younger leaves. Plants will appear stunted and light green in appearance. Normally will see sulfur deficiencies on sandy soils.
Zinc is immobile in the plant. Symptoms of white interveinal striping while midribs stay green and shortened internodes. Symptoms will appear on the younger leaves. Conditions that favor zinc deficient plants high phosphorus and pH soils, root limiting conditions.Increasing soil levels of zinc can increase the wheat plants ability to tiller.
Copper is immobile in the plant. Symptoms of pale yellow will present on new leaves. "Pigtailing" or "corkscrewing" of the leaf tip is a sign of Cu deficiency. Wheat is very sensitive to copper deficiency.

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