Soil and foliar applications of zinc fertilisers can effectively address this problem. But, our knowledge of the cycle of life held within the soil should also be at the forefront of decision-making to ensure a sustainable future.
However most importantly, fertilising with zinc not only increases zinc content in zinc deficient crops, it also increases crop yield.
Balanced crop nutrition by supplying all the essential nutrients, is a recognised, cost effective management strategy. Even with zinc-efficient crop varieties, zinc fertilisers are needed when the available zinc in the topsoil becomes depleted, and we already know that the world’s soil is under serious strain in this regard.
But for all the reasons already discussed, and what science and research has already taught, we know that a new way of fertilising is needed to deliver the required results in an efficient and sustainable manner.
The world’s agricultural sector must transition to more efficient, productive and restorative practices to ensure continued safe food supply and sustainable soils.
One important positive message that farmers and growers can embrace is to ensure ‘that the plant has access to all of the nutrients it needs, all of the time‘.
And this can be rapidly and sustainably achieved through the use of RLF liquid foliar solutions.