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Calcifert Lime BZn
Our original granulated lime product with added boron and zinc also includes humates and bio-stimulants. Calcifert Lime BZn increases quality and yield.
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Getting the right balance for soil and plants
It is essential that you correct soil levels of micronutrients so that it can supply plants with the right balance of nutrients. There are interactions between nutrients which encourage uptake of others and the three important ones supplied in this product are key to plant health and storage quality.
Calcium, boron and zinc are essential nutrients for all crops including:
- root crops
- grass/clover swards.
Soil lacking in any of these minerals can result in reduced crop quality and yield, and under-utilised fertiliser. Calcium deficiency occurs typically in acidic soils where natural calcium has leached, or in lands where the crop demand outstrips the ability of the earth to supply calcium. Recent soil tests have shown that both boron and zinc were deficient in 4,000 UK soil samples.
Trial work conducted in 2016 show that the presence of boron and zinc has a significant effect on the level of an extensive range of nutrients present after tissue analysis. This effect is due to the improved vigour and cell development of the plants.
Calcifert Lime with added Boron & Zinc
Calcifert Lime is available with added boron and zinc, also includes humates and bio-stimulants. This product is specially formulated to meet the increasing problem of boron and zinc deficiencies in UK soils. Our Calcifert Lime BZn improves yield and crop quality is suitable for all crop types and is applied to the ground, benefiting the crop throughout its life.
Boron benefits in Calcium Lime BZn
Boron is an essential element:
- to help calcium uptake in the plant
- for cell wall formation
- for sugar transportation within the plant
- to develop seeds and flowers.
The presence of boron ensures adequate nitrogen fixation and nodulation in legumes and enhances the uptake of phosphate and potash.
Boron deficiencies manifest themselves as ‘hollow stem’ in brassicas and leafy veg, ‘crown rot’ in sugar and fodder beet and ‘internal blemish’ in potatoes. It is an essential mineral required in orchards and aids starch movement in potatoes.
Zinc benefits in Calcium Lime BZn
The addition of zinc is vital for plant health, it:
- aides the production of auxins – essential growth hormones
- helps starch formation
- improves root development.
- is required for the formation of chlorophyll and carbohydrates
- increases the ability of the plant to absorb calcium
- plays an essential role in pollination and seed development
Overall benefits of Calcifert Lime BZn
Applying Calcifert Lime BZn is a quick and easy way to supply calcium, boron and zinc to your soil. It will buffer your pH, boost crop production and aid palatability in grassland.
The boron and zinc in Calcifert Lime BZn granules are of uniform concentration, which enables the precise and consistent application to the soil. This means all three elements are available to the plant in the early stages of growth, which is essential for cell and leaf development and plant vigour. This availability also ensures calcium absorption and optimisation of transport.
Supplying the boron and zinc to the soil has the significant benefit of being available as soon as the plant is growing, and not having to wait until there is leaf present to foliar apply. It is also more cost-effective than foliar applications and avoids the complications of tank mixing these products.
Calcifert Lime BZn also includes humates and bio-stimulants derived from green seaweed extracts, supplying both humic and fulvic acids to improve plant and soil performance.
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Calcifert Lime BZn is one of the purest forms of calcium, and one of the most reactive products, currently available. Calcifert Lime BZn has 100% reactivity and a neutralising value of 54 – ideal when applying to soils that need a pH lift.
Application rate Calcifert Lime BZn
A standard application rate of 200kg/ha will deliver 0.72kg of elemental boron and 0.72kg of elemental zinc, as well as 110kg CaO. This meets the boron and zinc needs of most crops while still supplying all the great benefits of the original Calcifert Lime material.
Packaging Calcifert Lime BZn
Calcifert Lime BZn is available in 600kg bags and can be self-spread, making it ideal for targeting specific fields and perfect for precision farming.
How much do I apply?+
A standard application rate of 200kg/ha will deliver 0.72kg of elemental boron and 0.72kg of elemental zinc, as well as 110kg CaO. This application rate meets the boron and zinc needs of most crops while still supplying all the great benefits of the original Calcifert Lime material.
How do I know if I require Boron & Zinc?+
This can be detected either by using a leaf tissue test from the growing crop or soil analysis. Ensure FACTS qualified advice is the sort to inform the application rate.