Compass Minerals Launches Phosphorus-Based Fertilizer For Early-Season Crop Needs

Compass Minerals recently announced the launch of Nu-Trax P+, a new phosphorus-based fertilizer that delivers improved early-season nutrition to crops. The fertilizer technology is available to U.S. and Canadian farmers starting in fall 2014 for the 2015 growing season.

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The makers of Wolf Trax DDP Nutrients designed Nu-Trax P+ with the CropStart Nutrient Package, a scientifically derived blend of phosphorus (25%), zinc (20%), manganese (5%) and nitrogen (4%) for optimal early growth.

“Nutrients like phosphorus and zinc are essential for early-season growth but are unfortunately relatively immobile in the soil. They do not move to the seedling,” explains Mark Goodwin, director of research and product development for Compass Minerals. “That’s why it’s so hard for a young plant to find and take up these important nutrients. Nu-Trax P+ helps overcome these challenges, giving young plants access to the nutrients they need early in the growing season.”

Featuring patented EvenCoat Technology, Nu-Trax P+ is easily coated onto dry fertilizer by a fertilizer blender. Coating onto every fertilizer granule allows for blanket-like distribution of the important nutrients in Nu-Trax P+ across an entire field. This application method increases the number of feeding sites near young plant roots and helps crops overcome early-season nutrition challenges.

And with the unique PlantActiv Formulation, Nu-Trax P+ is chemically and physically designed for better micronutrient availability, so nutrients get into plants quickly. Formulated as a fine powder, the particle size is ideal for plant uptake.

“Giving your crop early access to phosphorus, zinc and other key nutrients sets the stage for a strong start and a more fibrous root system that will help a plant cope with early-season stress,” Goodwin says.  “All growers have to do is ask their fertilizer dealer to blend Nu-Trax P+ with their dry fertilizer.”

Source: Compass Minerals press release