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    Working Wonders in Wheat

    Without sulfur, the quality of wheat isn’t as “golden” as it could be. For instance, sulfur nutrition is crucial for producing quality flour with desirable characteristics to make bread, says Elizabeth Lemings, Ph.D., Midwest Regional Agronomist for Crop Vitality™, noting that sulfur plays a significant role in the formation of amino acids and...
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    Nitrogen and Sulfur Management in Cotton

    Roles of Nitrogen and Sulfur in Cotton Nitrogen and sulfur are both essential to producing quality cotton fiber and high yields. However, they have something else in common, they are mobile in the soil and are subject to leaching out of the rooting zone.
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    Nutrition for Next Season Starts Here

    Post Harvest Potassium For world-class athletes, the rest and recovery period following an event is crucial. The human body is capable of some amazing things, but without proper care after exertion, athletes may not be at peak form for the next event. Similarly, in California, our world-class tree and vine crops need a period of recovery after...
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    N-Sure & KTS Impacts Your Cotton

    Getting nutrients onto crops at critical times is just half the battle. You must make sure they get into the plant, as well. Finding the right formulation is key, because nutrients interact with each other – sometimes in positive ways for the crop and other times negatively. In cotton, a critical time for potassium (K) is at first bloom and just...
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    Why CaTs Has Staying Power

    Calcium thiosulfate is used on myriad crops for several reasons CaTs®, calcium thiosulfate, is a liquid soil amendment and fertilizer in Crop Vitality’s Tessenderlo Kerley line of thiosulfate products. CaTs debuted in the early 2000s, and its longevity in the market is proof of its staying power. It’s also as relevant as ever as more growers...
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    Protect Your Nitrogen Investment with Thiosulfate Fertilizers

    It is essential for growers to find ways to protect the nitrogen they apply. In the webinar, “Protecting Nitrogen with Thiosulfates: A New Look at a Legacy Product,” Crop Vitality’s Manager of Agronomy Zack Ogles, Ph.D., said that concentrated applications of thiosulfates can help growers protect their nitrogen investments. Collaborative studies...
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    Optimizing Cotton Yields with Effective Nitrogen Application

    Nitrogen Management in Cotton Effective nitrogen management plays a crucial role in cotton production to achieve optimal yields. Understanding the impact of nitrogen deficiencies is key in addressing common symptoms and ensuring robust vegetative growth. Let's dig into the significance of nitrogen management and how it influences cotton production.
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    Potassium at Every Growth Stage Matters

    Importance of In-season Applications As warmer temperatures arrive, it is time to top-dress wheat for many. Applying in-season nitrogen takes priority but this means we may overlook other nutrients like potassium and sulfur. For many of us, our soil tests may show sufficient potassium levels and we often don’t consider adding additional...
  • Young Corn Rows

    Boost Early Season Plant Growth with Starter Fertilizers

    Seeds are sensitive, how you apply K-Row 23 will determine how well you are nurturing them. A sustainable nutrient management program begins with the “4 R’s” (applying the right source of nutrient, in the right place at the right rate and the right time). Starter fertilizer applications can be one key component to a successful growing season by...
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    Sulfur and Nitrogen Deficiencies Look Similar. How to Tell the Difference in Winter Wheat.

    Importance of Sulfur Sulfur (S) is often referred to as the fourth most essential nutrient in crop production and is an important component of amino acids and proteins. In the soil profile, sulfur is a mobile nutrient and exists as plant available sulfate (SO42-) and as organic sulfur that is stored in organic matter. Most crops require around a 10...
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    Reducing Potato Storage Shrink with CaTs

    The Battle of Potato Storage When it comes to producing any crop, yield is of utmost importance followed shortly by quality measurements. When it comes to producing potatoes, yield is measured twice: once from the field and again out of storage. For many potato producers a large battlefield that is waged occurs in the storage sheds. This battle...
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    KTS - Your Potassium Source Matters, Let's Talk Potatoes

    Does your fertility program call for in-season application of potassium? Many growers throughout the country plan for summer applications of fertilizers, especially those with irrigation systems. Crop Vitality’s KTS (Potassium Thiosulfate) liquid fertilizer by Tessenderlo Kerley is a great fit for those who need to meet their potassium goals in...
  • Corn Farm

    Maximize your Corn Yield Potential with N-Sure®

    Nitrogen Use Efficiency Nitrogen (N) is one of the most essential and most challenging nutrients to manage in crop production. Research throughout the past 40+ years has heavily focused on optimizing and refining our nitrogen management programs in crop production utilizing new application and product technologies. Current world estimates...
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    CaTs Benefits in Strawberries Production

    Why Calcium Can’t Be Ignored Calcium is probably not the first nutrient that comes to mind for strawberry growers -- that spot is usually reserved for nitrogen, potassium or phosphorous. Calcium is, however, a nutrient that can’t be ignored.
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    K-Row 23® In-furrow Applications in Corn and Soybeans

    Our product K-Row 23 is a liquid sulfur and potassium source that is proven to be seed safe even on sensitive crops like soybeans, making it a great product for your in-furrow starter applications. Data from South Dakota State University has demonstrated K-Row’s seed safe quality. Illustrated in Figure 1, K-Row 23 resulted in significantly less...


  • Crop Vitality Agronomist Guest Speaker at OSU

    Preparing Future Agricultural Professionals: Dr. Lemings Guest Speaks at OSU

    In April 2023, Elizabeth Lemings, Ph. D, had the opportunity to visit Oklahoma State University as a guest speaker to the Plant and Soil Sciences Professional Development class. This is a class of graduate students currently pursuing master’s or doctorate degrees in crop and soil science. Each week, the faculty invite outside speakers to present to...
  • Dr Bert Bock Receives Fluid Fellow Award from the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation

    Key Crop Vitality Contributor Honored with Fluid Fellow Award

    Dr. Bert Bock has dedicated his life to developing and highlighting the benefits and sustainable nature of liquid fertilizers – and for nearly a decade, that has included enhancing crop nutrition products for Crop Vitality. In February, Dr. Bock was recognized for that work when he received the Fluid Fellow Award at the Fluid Fertilizer...
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    Crop Vitality's Research Farm Provides Growers with Real-World Results

    In the agricultural world, a demonstration always beats an explanation. That’s why Crop Vitality has 107 acres of farmland in Dinuba, California: to prove the value of its Tessenderlo Kerley sulfur-based fertilizer products on crops in some of America’s most productive farmland. “There are so many crop nutrition offerings out there, and a lot...
  • Tom Fairweather - Ned van Buren Lifetime Service Award

    A Lifetime of Service: Crop Vitality Agronomist Honored with Ned van Buren Award

    Tom Fairweather’s lifelong commitment to innovation and making life easier for growers through quality crop nutrition earned him the Ned van Buren Lifetime Service Award, an annual honor established by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation.