In the early growth stages, young seedlings must receive the proper amount of phosphorus to reach their full potential. Without it, root growth suffers, making it harder for plants to take up other key nutrients. The unique chemistry of MicroEssentials is formulated to increase the efficiency of phosphorus uptake in young plants.
The innovative chemical composition of MicroEssentials® creates an acid zone around each granule. By lowering the pH, MicroEssentials promotes the formation of di-hydrogen orthophosphate, which plants prefer. This is achieved through two separate chemical reactions in the soil that release hydrogen ions: the conversion of ammonium nitrogen to nitrate and the oxidation of elemental sulfur to sulfuric acid. These reactions free up orthophosphates and keep them from attaching to soil particles. They also help maintain an acidic condition at the root surface that can increase efficiency of phosphate absorption. Research conducted across a broad range of soil types indicates plants take up a higher percent of phosphorus in the first year with MicroEssentials, dramatically improving plant growth and increasing yield potential across every acre.