What it Provides to the Plant
It contains a high level of potassium and phosphorus as well as seven other essential nutrients. Potassium is particularly beneficial during this second phase of growth and is present in Rice King Foliar Part 2 as potassium acetate. Potassium in this form typically has a five times more effective absorption rate. This enables much quicker uptake of this nutrient compared to other forms of foliar potassium. It is maintained at maximum uptake by a neutral pH of 6.8.
Boron is present at safe levels to trigger flowering.
Why is it Important
Science tells us that the use of high level potassium during the reproductive phase of crop growth is essential to keep the stomata open to enable photosynthesis for grain set and fill.
Maintaining high phosphorus supply, plus trace elements is also important during this growth stage as it is needed to assist with energy transfer in both respiration and photosynthesis.
The use of EDTA chelate enables the mobility of metallic trace elements to assist with grain set and fill because these minor elements can often be suboptimal during the reproductive phase of the crop due to transient drought. Leaf yellowing is also prevented by Rice King Foliar Part 2 and it allows for photosynthesis to 'hang-on' during transitional drought.
Nutrient Delivery System
Rice King Foliar fertiliser overcomes the nutrient deficiency problems associated with soil and paddock variability. It is contained in an advanced nutrient delivery system (NDS) developed specifically for this purpose. This technology enables the safe transfer of nutrients through the leaf and into the plant cell walls. This increases nutrient delivery significantly. It's formulation gives stability and maintains the integrity of the plant without any risk of element antagonism.