With 5% nitrogen (N) and 6% zinc (Z), USA500® universal starter additive is a great complement to starter fertilizer programs, according to Brad Hipsag, sales agronomist at Federated’s Ogilvie location.
Zinc is less available to young plants in colder soils due to slow mineralization of soil organic matter, and root growth is also slowed by cold temps that inhibit roots from finding the zinc in the soil solution.
But, combine a starter fertilizer with USA500 and crops respond with “vigor” and “early season root growth.” USA 500 also protects the phosphorous in liquid starters and makes it more plant available. Additionally, it helps release phosphates that are tied up in the soil.
USA500, mixed with any liquid starter fertilizer at a rate of 48 oz./ac. jumpstarts the crop and helps set it on a path toward higher yields. Talk to your Federated Agronomist to learn more.