THE NUTRA-LINKS SYSTEM

The Nutra-Links® plant tissue program identifies nutrient stresses early, leading to better return on seed and input investments. By gaining in-season knowledge of deficiencies, Retailers and Growers have the ability to adjust their programs for optimum yields and sustainability. This video walks through the Nutra-Links® online system for the 2016 crop year.



2/3
of all fields have a mid-season
nutrient deficiency


Discover your field's Hidden Hunger before yield robbing deficiencies occur within your growing crop!

IMPORTANCE OF TISSUE SAMPLING

Tissue sampling identifies nutrient stresses early
  • Early stress reduction improves crop yields, increasing the return on seed and input investments
  • In-season knowledge of deficiencies allow you to adjust your program for optimum yields

NUTRIENTS CRITICAL TO SUCCESS

Nitrogen
  • The engine driving energy transfer, conversion, and utilization within the plant
  • Vital DNA component for plant growth and reproduction
Phosphates
  • Cornerstone of plant health and vigor
  • Improves flower production, stem, and stalk strength
  • Stimulates root development
Potassium
  • Sustains plant growth and reproduction
  • Increases drought tolerance
  • Slows the spread of crop diseases and nematodes
Sulfur
  • A partner with nitrogen for chlorophyll formation
  • Improves root growth and seed production
  • Promotes vigorous plant growth and resistance to cold
Zinc
  • Fundamental to healthy root development
  • Enhances plant vigor in colder air temperature environments
Boron
  • Assists in ear development and fill
  • Vital for successful flowering and pollen tube elongation
  • Supports the functional integrity of plant growing points
Manganese
  • Catalyzes numerous plant enzymes
  • Supports photosynthesis and pathogen resistance
  • Enhances a plant’s defense against environmental stresses
Magnesium
  • Formation of chlorophyll
  • Uptake and migration of phosphorus
  • Important in water and nutrient uptake

CUSTOMIZED FIELD RECOMMENDATION

WHAT IS TYPICALLY DEFICIENT?

Element % of Samples Deficient - Corn % of Samples Deficient - Soybean
N 34% 18%
P 17% 3%
K 32% 10%
S 32% 23%
Zn 57% 14%
B 83% 16%
Mg 60% 30%
Mn 59% 7%
Ca 30% 9%
Cu 30% 66%
Fe 44% 1%

Average of 2014-2015 tissue samples

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