Foliar Applications: Increase Yield and Nutrient Density

on June 06, 2022

CX-1 is a powerful biological input that can transform both the health of your plants, and the health of your soil. Diverse biology not only works to increase the nutrient density of your crop, but increased nutrient uptake can increase the size of your yield as well. The versatility of CX-1 means it’s easy to apply at key points in a plant’s life cycle, but what are the best methods for applying? CX-1 can be used in a variety of different application methods and can be applied with any biologically friendly inputs. The best way to apply it, depends on you! Equipment, budget, and area are all important factors when introducing biology to a growing system. Germination and emergence are cases where in-furrow application is an excellent method for delivering important nutrients to your plants. There are also many circumstances where foliar application is the most efficient method for delivering nutrients.

Foliar application of nutrients is an incredibly efficient method for dispensing nutrition. Plants can not only absorb nutrients through their roots, but also through their leaves. In some cases, nutrients are more easily consumed through their leaves, especially if growing in compacted soil where roots can’t flourish as easily. Foliar applications feed plants at these easily accessible points, helping to boost the yield and nutrient density of your crop in times of stress. This method also allows you to broadcast inputs over a large area, reducing the time spent on application.

Biology on its own can help the localized nutrients in your soil become more available, and helps to reinvigorate the soil it’s being applied with. However, when biology is applied with other fertility inputs, it helps both natural and added nutrients work together. This partnership, made possible through biology, makes nutrition available to your crop when it needs it!

Adding inputs, such as minerals and carbon, can help to fill any existing deficiencies within the soil’s nutritional content. Inputs that work together, such as adding carbon with minerals, helps to create a more complex nutritional base in the soil. Adding biology, however, multiplies the affect your other inputs have on your crop, and can increase not only the yield, but the quality as well! For farmers growing feedstock, nutrient dense plants lead to more nutritious and flavorful eggs and dairy.

The best nutritional program for your farm is dependent on your budget, your equipment, and the inputs you’re applying. But all biologically friendly inputs can be made more powerful with microbes. For questions about CX-1, liquid biologicals, and how to build your best nutrient program, contact us here!