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Prevent Zinc Deficiencies with Nulex Ammoniated Zinc

Posted on September 23, 2016

Nulex ammoniated complexes are designed to mix with ammonium polyphosphate (APP) solutions and are compatible with UAN and ammonium thiosulfate.

When applied with a liquid starter in a concentrated band underneath the soil surface at planting, Nulex can be ten times more effective than dry broadcast zinc.


THE IMPORTANCE OF ZINC

Zinc is one of the micronutrients required for plant growth and development. Zinc is essential for protein synthesis, seed and grain formation, plant maturity, growth regulation, and the formation of enzyme systems. Zinc is immobile in the soil, so a constant supply is needed for optimum growth. Zinc deficiency in soil causes stunted plant growth and ultimately yield loss.


ROLES OF ZINC

  • Essential for the transformation of carbohydrates
  • Regulates consumption of sugars
  • Part of the enzyme systems which regulate plant growth


HOW DO PLANTS DEVELOP ZINC DEFICIENCY?

The most frequent cause of zinc deficiency in plants is deficient soil. Growers are encouraged to have their soil tested for zinc. If testing shows a deficiency, soil should be recharged with an application of Nulex Liquid Zinc. A maintenance level of Nulex should then be applied every time the grower applies fertilizer.


Zinc deficient corn: white to yellow bands begin at the base of the leaf; the midrib and leaf margins remain green.  


In addition to zinc deficiency in the soil, research has shown that heavy applications of phosphorus without zinc can depress zinc uptake by the plant. This phosphorus/zinc imbalance can reduce yields substantially.


ZINC DEFICIENT SOILS USUALLY OCCUR IN

  • Heavily cropped fields
  • Sandy soils
  • High and low pH soils
  • Newly leveled or terraced fields
  • Cold and wet soils


BENEFITS OF NULEX AMMONIATED ZINC

Highly Effective
Nulex ammoniated complexes are designed to correct and prevent zinc deficiency in all crops. These complexes have been proven in university trials to increase yields.

Easy Handling and Application
These zinc complexes are designed to work with high-poly liquid fertilizers without agitation or premixing. They may be applied at planting, broadcast, or through fertigation, and may be stored at low temperatures.

Cost-Effective
Nulex ammoniated zinc complexes are designed as an affordable liquid zinc source for conventional fertilizers.

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