Jun28ThuField Notes June 28, 2018 Joe Pflum, Northeast US Sales Agronomist
I know I've said so many times before efficiencies are not exact.
Efficiencies are dependent upon environmental factors, moisture, temperature, physiological maturity of the crop, and the current health of the crop. When we apply a foliar application we are targeting a plant stimulation of nutrient uptake from the soil through the roots. This is how we see a small amount of crop nutrition applied on the foliage respond very similarly to a larger soil application of the same nutrients. The foliage is one of the most efficient ways to drive small amounts of nutrients into the plant. The roots are where the majority of all nutrients are absorbed and some have to be extracted from the soil. Depending on the variables I mentioned earlier determines the soil's willingness to cooperate with the normal exudates from the plant (exudates are natural compounds manufactured by the plant and excreted through the roots, some of these compounds have a low pH and will help solubilize nutrients bound to soil particles). In other words the soil has its fair share of drama. When crop nutrition is applied on the foliage and is in the available form the plant will absorb (if the timing is correct), the plant will start the production of metabolites and exudates that promote the uptake of the target nutrients along with other nutrients that are associated with current plant functions it is trying to execute.
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