What is Manganese Sulfate?
A high-analysis source of the micronutrient manganese (Mn) for improved resistance and enzyme activation.
Manganese is a critical component to the health of any plant. It is actually the element (or, actually, the lack thereof) that makes some herbicides effective. Herbicides are formulated to starve plants of crucial nutrients until they die. One very well-known herbicide starves unwanted plants (weeds) of manganese and is very effective in killing plants that way. Unfortunately, neighboring GMO strains of profit crops suffer from a manganese deficiency due to a "drag" effect that the herbicide has on them. All this said, availability of Manganese is a very crucial factor in the health of any productive crop.
What can Manganese Sulfate do for my crops?
Manganese plays a essential role in photosynthesis and, when available in adequate amounts, can enhance stress tolerance. It is an activator for over 35 different enzymes and increases lignin biosynthesis which can reduce attacks from soil-borne pathogens. Therefore, applications of Managanese Sulfate can be effective at improving disease resistance and help to activate important enzymatic processes for an overall higher functioning plant.
What's in Manganese Sulfate?
Manganese Sulfate is delivered in a highly soluble (99.5% minimum) powdered format and contains a guaranteed minimum of 31.5% manganese and 18.5% sulfur.
How should I use Manganese Sulfate?
Manganese Sulfate should be applied as a foliar with glyphosate and other herbicides to reduce yield drag. It can also be applied as part of your regular foliar feeding solution or by itself, if a deficiency is shown on soil and/or tissue analysis.
In general, when a deficiency is evident, 0.5-1.0 lb per acre is adequate to supply the necessary quantity to aleviate the deficiency in the crop. It can be applied every 14-20 days, or as needed. Smaller amounts, applied more frequently are best to alleviate a deficiency in the soil.
The products we offer are designed to be used together as part of a full-year nutritional program. For more information on use, application rates and timing for specific crops contact Agriculture Solutions today.