First, let’s look at the importance of phosphorus to young plants.
- Phosphorus is an essential nutrient in modern production agriculture.
- A component of plant cells, phosphorus is vital for cell division and development of the growing tip of the plant.
- Early P uptake is vital for seedlings and young plants.
- Plants need phosphorus early in the season, with rapid uptake occurring at this stage.
- When crops get the early season phosphorus they need, it sets the stage for more fibrous root systems that are better able to access the nutrition needed later in the season.
In Wheat - P Timing is Important