USE AGRIMEND TO INCREASE POTASSIUM UPTAKE IN SODIUM AFFECTED SOILS

POTASSIUM UPTAKE IS LIMITED IN SALT AFFECTED SOILS

Potassium is widely used and considered essential in permanent crop production. Potassium deficiency can often look like salt stress and more specifically sodium toxicity. Plants look wilted with curled leaves, chlorotic (yellow between leaf veins) and necrotic (dead areas along the margins of the leaves.)

In low water high sodium growing environments, potassium availability decreases. This is due to the inhibitory effect sodium has on potassium uptake.

Excessive sodium ions at the root surface disrupt plant potassium nutrition. Due to the similar chemical nature of sodium and potassium ions, sodium has a strong inhibitory effect on potassium uptake by the root. 

CALCIUM AIDS POTASSIUM UPTAKE

Soluble calcium is able to displace sodium ions in the root zone. When timed effectively, soluble calcium displaces sodium from colloids where it is then free to leach through the soil profile. This movement of sodium away from the roots reduces Na/K competition increasing K uptake.

Calcium ions are also able to counteract ion toxicity by maintaining potassium transport mechanisms and maintaining the selectivity of potassium to sodium uptake.

SOLUBLE CALCIUM TO IMPROVE POTASSIUM UPTAKE

In low water environments, low solubility mined Calcium is not effective due to the time it takes to dissolve into the soil profile. 

AgriMend is the best product available for potassium and other customized blends. Unlike other mined sources of calcium AgriMend is highly soluble. This allows AgriMend to displace sodium in the root zone boosting potassium uptake.

BENEFITS OF AGRIMEND IN BLEND

ONE PASS APPLICATIONS

Save time and money per acre by applying AgriMend in blends. Its granulated form means no special equipment is required.  This further adds to the flexibility of the product as growers have the option to use light machinery in between rains without risking compaction. AgriMend can be applied via airplane, in specialized planting equipment, and with any ground fertilizer spreaders.

MORE VALUE

Cover more acres per truckload because of AgriMend's low application rates due to its high solubility. Spend less money per acre on freight and get more value from your calcium investment.

IMPROVE WATER AND FERTILIZER INFILTRATION RATES

AgriMend will reduce crusting, improve water and fertilizer infiltration rates.

BONUS SECONDARY NUTRIENTS BOOST PLANT GROWTH

AgriMend is not just Calcium and Sulfur. Agrimend contains 13 beneficial secondary nutrients. ( Iron, Magnesium, Boron, Copper, Cobalt, Molybdenum, Zinc, Phosphorous, Potassium, Nickel, Manganese, Silica, Humic Acids).

AGRIMEND IS AN ORGANIC PRODUCT

AgriMend is CDFA, WSDA and OMRI approved.

 

CALCIUM IMPROVES NUTRIENT UPTAKE 

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When calcium is present in the correct amount with other cations, the soil is at its most productive and efficient state. If calcium is deficient other cations, eg. can dominate affecting overall nutrition. If Ca is in excess, soil will drain and dry out faster. Phosphorus, trace elements and, magnesium availability will be low. When calcium is not managed crops may show symptoms of magnesium, iron, manganese and zinc deficiency.