Foliar fertilization of pasture land
In animal processing the care of the animals with mineral forage additives plays an essential role. A balanced nutrient delivery only with the staple feed is particularly in the trace element care hardly possible. Silage grass shows frequently an inadequate amount of micronutrients, what should be supplemented with mineral feed.
The application of trace nutrient fertilizers in liquid form in greens is in practice rarely represented up to now.
By influencing not only the qualitative characteristic features, but also by an early trace nutrient fertilization, the growth in its yield formation is strengthened positively.
As the nutrient availability of the trace elements is very dependent on the pH-value of the soil, first of all a micronutrient lack appears in very limed soils. This concerns, first of all, the important nutrients zinc, boron, copper and manganese in animal processing.
Advantages of a foliar fertilization of pasture land
The advantages of foliar fertilization over ground fertilization are to be seen with the treatment of greens in the faster growth in a cold spring. In spring the availability of e.g. phosphorus is often complicated by cold. To enable pasture land to start fast into vegetation, a fast phosphorus availability is important. Liquid formulated foliar fertilizers are quickly absorbed by the plant and they release nutrients faster than e.g. soil fertilizers.
Why molybdenum is important for legumes in pasture land
A strong nitrogen fertilization may lead to a displacement of legumes in crops. A supply with molybdenum promotes the preservation and establishment of legumes, therefore the yield of protein can be increased indirectly.
Succuss of the foliar fertilization of pasture land in attempts is confirmed
In attempts we have examined, which effect the fertilization with magnesium, phosphorus, boron as well as molybdenum has in pasture land. We could find out not only a yield increase but also a clear quality improvement. So a combined treatment of magnesium and phosphorus with boron has obtained a dry mass yield increase of 4,6 %, in connection with an increase of the energy and protein content.
We could register positive effects on yield and quality with molybdenum as well.
Please take in the following our fertilization recommendations for pasture land.