Using Fertilizer Prills as a Delivery Mechanism for Micronutrients

Micronutrients may be needed in tiny amounts, but that doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. When needed, a micronutrient is just as necessary as nitrogen or phosphorus, albeit in much smaller volumes. That difference in volume creates a few logistical issues, as spreading only three to five pounds of any given product over an acre means the chance of a root coming in contact with the micronutrient product is very low.

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In this video, Jennifer Bailes with WolfTrax, explains how WolfTrax’s patented DDP product tackles this distribution issue by coating each N, P or K prill with a tiny dusting of micronutrient product, creating thousands of feeding sites for plant roots. She also walks us through a demo from this summer’s (sigh) field day near Elm Creek, Man., so you can see the difference in distribution between a conventional micronutrient blend and the DDP product.

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