Eight of the essential plant nutrients are called micronutriens. Any one of them can limit growth. Even though micronutrients are used by plants in very small amounts, they are just as essential for plant growth as the larger amounts of primary and secondary nutrients. Like other essential nutrients, they must be supplied when needed to obtain maximum economic yields, but are unnecessary if the plant already has sufficient supply of the nutrient. 

An excess of one nutrient can cause reduced uptake of another. An excess of potassium, for example, may compete with desirable levels of magnesium uptake. In fields with marginal or low zinc levels, a heavy application of phosphorus may induce a zinc deficiency in soil. Excess iron may cause a manganese deficiency, so the proper ratio of manganese to iron must be maintained. The proper combination of micronutrients in the soil is an often overlooked management objective.

Micronutrients are naturally concentrated in the soil's organic matter. Micronutrient deficiencies are also associated with cool, wet times of the year such as during the early part of the growing season. This is primarily due to slow root growth and development, lack of aeration due to wet soils, and low microbiological activity due to less toil pH and relative amounts of micronutrients in soils are important factors in the availability of micronutriens. In many situations a deficiency of certain micronutrients is the factor responsible for ineffective utilization of the primary and secondary nutrient supplied in fertilizer programs. 

AgroLiquid’s secondary nutrients and micronutrient products can be economically added to your planter-time fertilizer program to prevent yield robbing deficiencies. Accurate soil testing is a great preventative tool. But, if in season deficiencies are discovered our micros can also effectively be foliar applied .  Justus von Liebig propounded the “Law of the Minimum”. It states that if one of the nutritive elements is deficient or lacking, plant growth will be poor even when all other elements are abundant. A crop will only produce to the potential of the least usable nutrient.

Proper Rate, Proper Placement, Proper Ratio- critical to maximum return on your micronutrient investment.

Why Micronutrients? 
Micro-600

Micro 600 was specifically developed for the use in the high plains area with typically high pH soils. 

Micro 600 is formulated using AgroLiquid's Flavonol Polymer Technology along with essential nutrient combinations that address chlorosis within a variety of plants. The combination of a specially formulated iron (chelated for Higher pH soils) along with manganese, zinc, sulfur and trace amounts of copper and boron give Micro 600 the ability to reduce the negative effects chlorosis.

Iron, manganese and sulfur are essential in chlorophyll formation and tend to be challenged in high spoil pH areas. The use of Micro 600 in-furrow or close to the seed in adequate amounts will provide the required nutrient balance the soil is lacking. The other nutrient that is often required in high pH soils is zinc and Micro 600 when used at levels that will reduce the chlorosis will provide the proper zinc requirements for the crop. Additional micronutrients can be added where needed. However, AgroLiquid formulated Micro 600 to be the precision balanced combination of seed safe nutrients that would allow the producer to use one product to address high pH soils without having to purchased individual products to accomplish the desired respond. 

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Guaranteed Analysis & Technical Data

Guaranteed Analysis 

Sulfur (S).............................................2.00%

Boron (B).............................................0.02%

Copper (Cu).........................................0.05%

   0.05% Water Soluble Copper (Cu)

Iron(Fe)................................................2.00%

     2.00% Water Soluble Iron (Fe)

Manganese (Mn)................................1.00%

     1.00% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)

Zinc(Zn)...............................................1.00%

     1.00% Water soluble Zinc(Zn)

Weight Per Gallon lbs/gal @680F .......  10.88

pH at 68 ................................................ 7.14

Freezing Point ..................................... -7 Fahrenheit 

Micro500 is a precision balanced combination of five essential micronutrients: zinc, manganese, iron, copper and boron. Micro 500 is recommened in most AgroLiquid programs.

The benefit of using a synergistic combination of micronutrients for a specific crop is greatly overlooked and should be considered when a specific micronutrient deficiency has not been established. Each crop grown has minimum requirements of certain micronutrients in specific proportion to each other. The formulation of Micro 500 is designed to fill those requirements and should be used in most cropping programs. 

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Micro 500
Guaranteed Analysis & Technical Data

Guaranteed Analysis 

Boron (B).............................................0.02%

Copper (Cu).........................................0.25%

   0.25% Water Soluble Copper (Cu)

Iron(Fe)................................................0.37%

    0.37% Water Soluble Iron (Fe)

Manganese (Mn)................................1.20%

     1.20% Water Soluble Manganese (Mn)

Zinc(Zn)...............................................1.80%

     1.80% Water soluble Zinc(Zn)

Weight Per Gallon lbs/gal @680F .......  9.92

pH at 68 ................................................ 6.9-7.3

Freezing Point ..................................... 20 Fahrenheit 

All information taken directly from the AgroLiquid Website and Technical Manual - 9th edition