The Role of Phosphorus in Crops
Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient for plant growth and development, playing a critical role in various metabolic processes, including photosynthesis, energy transfer, and DNA synthesis.
Phosphorus is a component of several key plant structural compounds and is a catalyst in numerous vital biochemical reactions in plants, especially in capturing and converting the sun’s energy into useful plant compounds.
Phosphorus and DNA
Phosphorus is a vital component of DNA, the genetic code of all living things. It is also a component of RNA, the compound that reads the DNA genetic code to build proteins and other compounds essential to create plants’ structure, seed production, and genetic transfer.
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the ‘energy unit’ of all living things, including plants. In plants, ATP is formed during photosynthesis, with phosphorus in its structure, and participates in processes from the beginning of seedling growth through to seed formation and maturity.
Phosphorus is essential for the general health and vigor of all plants. Some specific growth factors that are associated with adding phosphorus to the crop are:
- stimulated root development,
- increased strength of stalks and stems,
- improved flower formation and seed production,
- more uniform and earlier crop maturity,
- increased nitrogen-fixing capacity in legumes,
- improvements in crop quality, and
- increased resistance to plant diseases.
Symptoms of Phosphorus Deficiency
A crop deficient in phosphorus will show slow growth, appear stunted, and be weak. Older leaves will have a dark green color and purple pigmentation. Since phosphorus is mobile in the plant, the bottom leaves are always affected first and show the earliest signs of deficiency.
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8-28-7+3CaO+3MgO+8.5SO3+0.5B | 5-6M is a high P analysis enriched with Ca, Mg, S, and a high level of B, especially designed for new forestry, orchard and vineyard plantations and ideal for planting hole applications.
10-7-22+2MgO | 16-18M has a high K analysis enriched with Mg – perfect for the establishment and uniform growth of crops cultivated in tropical areas.
11-21-9+6MgO | 8-9M is a high P analysis that promotes root development and crop establishment, enriched with a high level of Mg, it boosts photosynthesis of new young plants for improved and healthier growth.
14-12-9+0.1B | 8-9M has a high NP analysis enriched with B to bring about fast-growing crops and well-established root systems and is ideal for planting hole applications.
17-7-10+4MgO | 12-14M has a high N analysis enriched with Mg, making it ideal to be used for the establishment and uniform growth of both new plantation in the field and main nurseries of crops grown in sub-tropical areas.
17-8-9+3MgO | 16-18M features a high N analysis enriched with Mg, so it’s perfect for the establishment and uniform growth of crops grown in tropical areas, such as oil palm seedlings.
When spring has sprung, make sure your temperate and sub-tropical crops follow suit with Agroblen® 17-9-8+4MgO | 8-9M. This high-nitrogen granular NPK fertilizer has been specially formulated to help you establish your new temperate and sub-tropical plantations, such as avocados and citrus. With added magnesium for enhanced photosynthesis, this product is ideal for spring applications. Thanks to ICL’s patented Resin Release Technology, your plants can enjoy a controlled, sustained, and reliable 8-9 month nutrient release.
18-5-10+2MgO | 2-3M features an analysis designed specifically for new plantations in strawberry and other soft fruit crops, it enables fast growth and establishment of crops and is ideal for row applications.
18-5-11+2MgO | 3-4M has an analysis designed specifically for new plantations in strawberry and other soft fruit crops and it facilitates fast growth and crop establishment – plus it’s ideal for row applications.
22-0-20 | 3-4M is a well-balanced N and K analysis for crops grown in soils with very high levels of P.
9-20-8+3MgO+0.1B | 8-9M has a high P analysis enriched with Mg and B for a strong root system and uniform growth – it’s designed especially for the plantation of new conifers and other crops in forestry and orchards and is ideal for planting hole applications.
14-20-5+2MgO+TE | 5-6M | 7.5 grams – Designed to deliver new plantations in spring a high NP analysis source of nutrition in a single application to develop a strong root system and well-balanced vegetative growth.
9-20-7+2MgO+13.5SO3+TE | 8-9M | 10 grams. A steady supply of precision nutrition for new plantations in spring or autumn that covers all your plants’ needs for the full crop cycle.
Featuring a new innovative combination of the resin coating technology plus the V-Factor organic growth enhancer for stronger root development, improved plant growth, better plant establishment and high survival rates.
Fully coated nitrogen and phosphorus making it ideal as a safe starter fertilizer, particularly in soils with a high tendency of P-fixation.
This nitrogen-free and fully coated phosphorus product is ideal as a starter fertilizer in crops grown in P-fixing soils that lets you align the nitrogen management according to your plants’ needs and complying to local nitrogen application regulations.
Agromaster 10-5-23+2CaO+5MgO+29SO3 | 2-3M is a 61% coated N A multi-nutrient product featuring a high K analysis enriched with extra Ca, Mg and S, making it ideal for all kinds of crops with a medium-long crop cycle, especially those grown in light soils (for example, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant).
Agromaster 11-8-27+3CaO+12.5SO3 | 2-3M consists of 61% coated N, high K analysis and high level of coated nitrogen, making it ideal for all Cl-tolerant crops with a medium-long crop cycle that are grown especially in light soils (for example, onions and potatoes).
Agromaster 12-12-22+3.7CaO+2MgO+13.5SO3 | 2-3M is a 41% coated N. A product with a typical 2-2-4 NPK ratio enriched with Ca, Mg and S and is the perfect for solution for crops that love potassium and are grown either in open fields or protected areas (for example, onions, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant).
Agromaster 12-5-20+2CaO+4MgO+35SO3 | 2-3M is a 41% coated N. A multi-nutrient product providing a high K analysis enriched with extra Ca, Mg and S, making it perfect for all kinds of crops grown in protected areas or in open field with a medium-long crop cycle (for example, melon, soil-grown soft fruits, gherkins and eggplants).
Agromaster 15-7-15+3MgO+34SO3 | 2-3M is a 30% coated N. A product with a well-balanced N-K analysis and 2-1-2 NPK ratio, plus extra Mg and S, which means it is ideal for all crops grown in open field or protected areas (such as leafy vegetables and mature vineyard and orchard plantations).
Agromaster 16-8-16+5MgO+16SO3 | 5-6M has a 94% coated N / 82% coated P and K A high value Agromaster formulation enriched with magnesium, making it ideal for longer crop cycles of vegetable crops, while the high coating % of NPK makes it ideal for placement on spots, bed or by row application (for example, tomatoes, peppers and eggplant).
Agromaster 19-5-20+4MgO+19.5SO3 | 2-3M features 35% coated N High N-K analysis to provide uniform growth to both vegetables and fruit crops grown either in open field or protected areas and plants produced in field grown nurseries.
Agromaster 20-25-10+6SO3 | 2-3M is a 40% coated N Coated nitrogen product that includes a high level of phosphorus, making it a versatile starter fertilizer for crops grown in open field soils (for example, processing tomatoes).
22-10-10+4MgO+10SO3 | 5-6M is a 95% coated N / 51% coated P / 100% coated K product, which thanks to this valuable 2-1-1 NPK analysis enriched with a high level of Mg combines a high level of coated nutrients and adequate longevity for long crop cycles in open field or protected areas to create an essential buffer of nutrients leading to uniform growth and higher yields (for crops such as tomatoes, peppers and eggplants).
Agromaster 25-5-10+22SO3 | 2-3M is a 30% coated N, high N product designed for crops, such as leafy vegetables and mature orchards and vineyards, that need a boost of vegetative growth - the coated nitrogen inside ensures high nitrogen use efficiency with minimal losses to the environment.
Agromaster 30-7-13 | 4-5M features a 70% coated N composition, so it’s perfect for fertilizing rice fields in a single application, plus its high level of coated nitrogen makes it the ideal solution for rice production and other (sub) tropical crops because it lets you supply all nutrients in one go.
This high P analysis consists of high level of coated N&P targeting root development and overall plant establishment of seeded crops. Use in soils with low phosphorus, in low or high soil pH.
High P analysis enriched with S for use in soils with low-medium phosphorus to improve rooting and plant establishment.
21-21-5+2MgO+15SO3 | 2-3M | 40% coated N High NP analysis enriched with Mg and S for soils with medium-high phosphorus to improve rooting and plant establishment.
This high P analysis combines a high level of coated N&P with extra Mg, S, and trace elements. Ideal for use in soils with low phosphorus, in low or high soil pH, to improve rooting and plant establishment.
Combifert® 4-6-12+2MgO+24SO3+6.5Fe is the perfect blend for crops needing NPK with an emphasis on the potassium. It also contains high levels of sulfur to help plants process proteins and vitamins.
Combifert® 6-9-22+2MgO+21SO3 is extra rich in potassium: excellent for bringing your crops to perfect fruition and improving water efficiency. It also packs a big punch of sulfur for enhanced protein and vitamin processing in your plants.
Combifert® 7-21-7+5CaO+10SO3 is great for growing vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops; rich in phosphorous with 5% calcium.
Combifert® 7-7-28+12SO3 is packed with potassium and contains a good helping of sulfur, for outstanding growth in your vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops.
Combifert® 8-15-15+18SO3 provides a balanced blend, promoting healthy crop development; it contains sulfur and slightly more phosphorous.
Combifert® 8-24-8+14SO3 is perfect for when you need high levels of phosphorous when growing vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops.
Combifert® 9-18-27+2.5MgO+7SO3 comes with extra potassium, helping your plants use water more effectively and resist drought better. They’ll also get a helping of magnesium to form chlorophyll, plus sulfur for better synthesis.
Combifert® 18-10-12+2CaO+2MgO+18SO3+0.2B+0.1Zn has it all: a powerful yet balanced blend of NPK, with a high content of sulfur for improved uptake of vitamins and proteins, calcium for stronger cells and roots, magnesium to aid photosynthesis, boron for improved cell wall formation and sugar movement, and zinc for chlorophyll production.
Combifert® 10-12-20+5SO3 is rich in potassium, ideal for when high levels are required during plant growth. Contains nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur – all vital nutrients to keep your crops in top condition as they grow.
Combifert® 10-5-14+4CaO+33SO3 is bursting with sulfur, helping your crops form the proteins they need for healthy growth. Also comes with calcium, imperative during the prime stage of growth.
Combifert® 12-12-17+26SO3 contains a good amount of sulfur, essential for development, plus high levels of nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur.
Combifert® 12-12-17+3CaO+3MgO+15SO3 provides a direct blast of balanced nutrients. Its high sulfur content improves uptake, its calcium strengthens cells and roots, and its magnesium makes for more efficient photosynthesis.
Combifert® 12-24-8+8SO3 delivers a big dose of phosphorus, a sizeable amount of nitrogen, and a good measure of sulfur. Ideal for growing vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops hungry for both nutrients.
Combifert® 14-7-14+2MgO+21SO3 contains a big boost of sulfur, giving your plants a vital helping hand with chlorophyll development and protein synthesis. It’s also rich in magnesium to improve photosynthesis.
Combifert® 16-8-5+6CaO+11SO3 is a nitrogen-based formula, with a generous helping of calcium and sulfur for healthy cell formation and resilience in vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops.
Combifert® 18-6-6+6CaO+3.6MgO+25SO3 is a carefully selected blend for the peak growing stage. Extra high in nitrogen, with sulfur for improved nutrient uptake, calcium for stronger cells and roots, and magnesium for improved photosynthesis.
Combifert® 20-6-6+2CaO+11SO3 is rich in nitrogen, making it your fertilizer of choice for the peak plant growth stage. With an added dash of calcium and sulfur.
Combifert® 25-6-6+30SO3 is a nitrogen-rich formula containing a massive amount of sulfur, ideal for vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops. Perfect for plants’ peak growth stage.
Combifert® 5-10-15+5CaO+23SO3 contains generous amounts of calcium and sulfur. With less nitrogen than its sister products, so your plants don’t produce too much biomass but not enough root structure.
Combifert® 7-10-6+6CaO+2MgO+30SO3+1Fe not only boasts a balanced blend of NPK for healthy crop growth, but also invaluable macronutrients. Your plants will benefit from stronger cell walls and roots, better nutrient uptake, chlorophyll function as well as more efficient photosynthesis.
Combifert® 8-8-11+4CaO+2.2MgO+32SO3+2.3Fe contains 32% sulfur to boost chlorophyll development and protein synthesis. Also contains calcium, magnesium, boron, and iron, so your plants will have improved metabolism and be able to photosynthesize more effectively.
Combifert® 9-23-30 is brimming with potassium and phosphorus for exceptional growth in your vegetables, fruits, and extensive arable crops.
Nova Complex Optima 18-18-18+11SO3+TE is a DMPP-based soluble fertilizer with a balanced NPK content.
Nova Complex Optima 10-5-30+31SO3+2MgO+TE is chloride-free, high in potassium, and minimizes the risk of nitrate leaching and maximizes nitrogen use plus the length of time it remains in your soil.
Nova Complex Optima 13-26-13+19SO3+2MgO+TE is a DMPP-based fertilizer that is rich in phosphorus and contains sulphur, magnesium, and micro elements (Fe-Zn-Mn).
Nova Complex Optima 13-40-13+TE is a phosphorus-rich DMPP fertilizer, made from the best raw materials and chloride-free.
Nova Complex Optima 14-7-28+20SO3+TE has a high potassium content, and a balanced range of chelated micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 15-10-15+37SO3+TE has a balanced NPK ratio and optimizes your crops’ nitrogen use.
Nova Complex Optima 15-15-15+25SO3+2MgO+TE offers a balanced NPK ratio, with sulphur, magnesium, and micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 15-5-30+22SO3+TE is a soluble fertilizer with DMPP that is rich in potassium and contains sulphur and micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 18-6-6+46SO3+2MgO+TE is nitrogen-rich, contains DMPP and includes sulphur, magnesium and chelated micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 19-5-10+38SO3+TE optimizes the length of time nitrogen remains in soil.
Nova Complex Optima 19-6-6+48SO3+TE reduces the risk of nitrate leaching and contains balanced chelated micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 21-5-5+15CaO+ME is a DMPP full of nitrogen, calcium, and chelated micro elements.
Nova Complex Optima 22-11-11+28SO3+TE is a nitrogen-rich soluble fertilizer containing DMPP, sulphur, and micro elements.
An NPK liquid fertilizer with added calcium and magnesium. The efficient ready-made solution has a high nitrogen content.
An NPK liquid fertilizer that’s not only high in nitrogen, but also rich in calcium.
Nutri Liquid 3-2.1-5.7 PCl+2.7CaO+0.3MgO is a liquid fertilizer that delivers a gentle balance of five crucial macronutrients: NPK, plus calcium and magnesium.
Particularly rich in potassium, ensuring good root growth and high resistance to drought.
It has a high potassium content, so you can be sure your crops will get good root growth and have extra protection against drought.
This liquid fertilizer provides four vital macronutrients: NPK, plus the highest amount of calcium in the range.
Nutri Liquid 5.7-2.3-5.7 PCl+1.7CaO contains 6% nitrogen, 6% potassium oxide, 2% phosphorus pentoxide, and 1.7% calcium oxide.
NPK liquid fertilizer that contains a generous does of two macronutrients that your crops rely on for growth: nitrogen and potassium.
A liquid fertiliser pure in chloride for fertigation with a nitrification inhibitor, DMPP, which favours the greater permanence of nitrogen in the soil.
Nutri Liquid Optima 4.6-1.2-6 LCl+1.2CaO is a liquid fertiliser low in chloride with DMPP that includes Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Calcium.
Nutri Liquid Optima 6.8-2.3-4.5 PCl+4.3CaO+0.8MgO is a liquid fertiliser pure in chloride with DMPP that includes Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
Nutri Liquid Optima 8-4-8+2CaO is a liquid fertiliser with DMPP that includes Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Calcium.
Nutri Liquid Optima 8.5-2.6-6.4-3 PCl+3CaO+1.3MgO is a liquid fertiliser pure in chloride with DMPP that includes Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
Nutri Liquid Optima 9-3-3 PCl+4CaO+1MgO is a liquid fertiliser pure in chloride with DMPP that includes Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium.
High content of organic matter of vegetable origin (31%) and nitrogen (10%), plus 3% phosphorus pentoxide and 5% potassium oxide.
Rich in organic matter of vegetable origin (34%) and nitrogen (12%), also containing 5% phosphorus pentoxide and 5% potassium oxide.
Packed with phosphorus pentoxide (20%) and contains 27% organic matter of vegetable origin, plus it includes 3% nitrogen and 3% potassium oxide.
High in organic matter of vegetable origin (31%) and phosphorus pentoxide (12%), but also includes 6% nitrogen and 6% potassium oxide.
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