How to Kickstart your crops

How to Kickstart your crops

 

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With some crops struggling to establish, seeking ways to significantly improve root growth is vital. OMEX product Kickstart is designed to do just that. Kickstart is a simple foliar appilcation that improves crop establishment and root growth. The rooting stimulator is based on phosphite, a key nutrient shown to promote early root growth in young plants, and formulated with nitrogen and potassium.

Kickstart’s effectiveness has been demonstrated in fully replicated independent trials, Kickstart was found to be the best performing foliar root stimulator of all products tested. OMEX has also conducted on farm trials.

 

Trials Results

In field trials, recorded crop development, was noticeably faster in the Kickstart treated areas.  Furthermore, this effect continued throughout the season with the treated crop showing more growth and darker leaves.

Kickstart treatment gave better canopy development and stress tolerance
Kickstart treatment gave better canopy development and stress tolerance

The chart highlights that the treated crop developed faster than the untreated, and that this effect increased rather than diminished with time after the application.

Trials conducted at Nottingham University showed an average increase in root mass of 38% when applied at 3TL compared to the untreated plants.  It is vital that there is a significant root mass to allow the plants to maximise yield potential. A larger root mass increases the plants ability to uptake nutrition and water.

Half ton yield response from a single application
Half ton yield response from a single application

Randomised replicated plot trials at the end of the growing season showed a half t/ha yield response, proving the value of boosting early establishment in cereals.

Directions for use

Use Kickstart where an increase in rooting is required, such as on late drilled crops, when seedbed and weather conditions are not ideal for growth, or as part of a crop management programme to significantly improve rooting and establishment.

Foliar uptake will be enhanced by the addition of NA13¹ unless in tank mix with a pesticide.

Apply 0.5-1litre/ha, in a minimum of 200 l/ha water.

The spray tank should be filled with half the required water. If applicable, add the required amount of NA13 to the water before the Kickstart.

After shaking the container, measure the required amount of Kickstart and add to the tank whilst maintaining constant agitation. Add remaining water to correct dilution and spray.

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