• 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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    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.
  • Potato Harvest

    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...
  • Strawberry Fields by Ocean CaTs

    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.
  • Newly sprouted soybeans

    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...
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    Tips on Leafy Vegetables

    Despite the fact that leafy vegetables come from a very wide variety of plants, most actually share similar practices of cultivation. The most important crops in this category are lettuce and spinach. Whilst these vegetables can grow in cool to warm climates, most types of greens prefer mean temperatures of between 15°C and 18°C. They can also...
  • Citrus

    Calcium Improves Fruit Production

    “All crops require calcium for normal physiological processes, the fruit included,” said Mike Troutman, a Crop Vitality Agronomist. “The key to calcium use by the plant is solubility. If the calcium isn’t soluble, it won’t get into the plant.”
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    Research Reveals Greater Value in Thio-Sul

    Decades of research makes it clear: Thio-Sul, the original ammonium thiosulfate fertilizer gives value far beyond nitrogen and sulfur. When mixed with other fluid fertilizers, such as UAN or APP, and applied to the soil in concentrated fertilizer bands, Thio-Sul can enhance micronutrient availability. It also inhibits nitrification and improves...