Zinc: The Key to Strong Crop Emergence

#Plant23 is here! And with it comes a unique set of challenges for growers. If you're in the Saskatoon-North area, you know that dealing with a tight seeding window can be a real challenge. With spring timelines shortened and soil temperatures still low, it's more difficult than ever to get your crops off to a strong start. Have you ever considered the role that micronutrients like zinc can play in optimizing germination and growth? Although zinc may not be the first thing that comes to mind regarding bumper crops and fast germination, it is crucial in supporting healthy emergence and season-long growth, especially in a spring like this!

In this blog post, we'll dive into the fascinating world of zinc and its impact on your crops. We'll explore some strategies for optimizing zinc availability to give your crops the best possible start. We'll also discuss the challenges that growers face this year, with shorter timelines and colder soil temperatures. But fear not; we have some tips and tricks up our sleeves to help you achieve a healthy and productive crop.

So, whether you're a seasoned grower or just starting out, join us on this journey to discover the importance of micronutrients like zinc and how they can make all the difference in achieving a bumper crop in a challenging start to the growing season. Let's dive in!

Zinc 101:

Zinc is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development. It is a key component of various enzymes and proteins that regulate various biological processes in plants, including photosynthesis, hormone synthesis, and protein synthesis. Zinc also helps plants tolerate stress factors like cool temperatures, drought, and disease, making them more resilient to environmental challenges. This makes it vital to ensure that crops have sufficient access to zinc and other nutrients throughout their growing cycle.

A good crop needs a good start.

Zinc provides the means to develop strong roots to feed the growing seedling and supports good germination & emergence. Zinc works like a signal to tell the plant to start growing quickly and to help the plant understand how to grow from a seed into a vigorous plant. When there is a lack of available zinc in the soil, it’s bad news for seeds trying to emerge. With zinc, crops perform at their best. Zinc helps seeds grow with strong vigor, especially when the weather is cool in the spring. 

Soileos is Designed to Deliver

Ensuring good zinc availability is crucial for achieving a bumper crop. However, it can be a daunting task for growers. That's where Soileos Zinc comes in. Soileos Zinc is a specially designed solution that helps ensure your plants access the zinc they need to grow strong, even in cold springs. Its cutting-edge delivery system is designed to deliver nutrition directly to the root zone in a plant-available form, which enhances crop growth and yield, as well as microbial mineralization and soil health, while limiting environmental losses.

Soy_Soileos vs-02Using Soileos Zinc, growers can achieve better crop performance and yield while improving their nutrient management and reducing environmental impact. This innovative solution improves plant uptake and utilization, ensuring that your crops get the zinc they need for strong root development, nutrient uptake, and photosynthesis. Soileos Zinc is a game-changer for growers who want to maximize their yields and ensure the health of their soil and crops.


As we embark on #Plant23, growers continue to face challenges with shortened spring timelines and colder soil temperatures.  For some growers it may be more challenging than ever to achieve a strong start to the growing season. Even in tough situations, growers can take steps to optimize their crop's health and yield potential, by understanding the vital role that micronutrients like zinc play in crop growth and development, and incorporating them into their crop plan. 

Soileos Zinc is a powerful solution for ensuring that crops have sufficient access to zinc and other vital nutrients. By delivering plant-available zinc directly to the root zone, Soileos Zinc enhances crop growth and yield while also improving soil health and reducing environmental impact. Whether you're a seasoned grower or just starting out, the benefits of using Soileos Zinc are clear. Give your crops the best possible start and maximize your yields with Soileos Zinc.
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