Our crop-nutrition programs are much more than a line of high-quality fertilizers. They are a way of approaching crop nutrition by addressing the specific needs of each crop and taking into account the specific properties of each field.
The objective of the 3 and 5-star crop-nutrition programs is to achieve optimal economic performance in the short term. It means sustaining crop growth and soil fertility at their current levels. The recommendations contained in the 3 and 5-star programs are not designed to enrich soil.
In the case of insufficiently fertile soil, a soil-fertility adjustment program with its properties and capacities should be included along with the recommendations of the 3 and 5-star programs to increase, over time, the production power of the soil and its long-term economic performance potential.
In accordance with carefully interpreted soil-analysis data and crop needs, crop-production advisors at Synagri can leverage their expertise and powerful specialized software applications to develop a custom crop-nutrition program. All major, secondary, and minor nutrients needed for optimal crop growth are considered and integrated within the 3 and 5-star programs in accordance with crop needs and the soil`s production capacity.
Overview of recent enhancements
The ways and means of creating 3 and 5-star crop-nutrition programs and nutrient bases have undergone major changes in recent years -- in order to boost their yield.
DAP is used for all 3-star formulations; and MAP for all 5-star formulations.
The Formulator produces unique 3 and 5-star formulations that respond to the specific needs of each crop and each field.
Needs are calculated based on surface area rather than weight.
MAP is used exclusively for all 3 and 5-star formulations.
A minimum acid value is set and MAP sets the acid-generating potential to be complemented, as required, with ammonium sulphate.
MES is used exclusively as a substitute for MAP for all 3 and 5-star formulations.
Magnesium and calcium are no longer compulsory in 3-star formulations and are added as needed in accordance with soil analyses.