The Crucial Role of Phosphorus in Plant Life

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Phosphorus plays a vital role in the world of plants, serving not only as a fundamental component in key plant structures but also as a catalyst in various essential biochemical reactions.  Its significance is most evident in its ability to capture and transform the sun’s energy into valuable compounds crucial for plant growth.

Phosphorus stands as an indispensable element within the framework of DNA, the genetic code that serves as the memory unit in all living organisms. Additionally, it plays a pivotal role in RNA, the molecule responsible for interpreting the genetic information encoded in DNA, facilitating the creation of essential proteins and other compounds necessary for plant structure, seed production, and genetic transmission. Phosphorus bonds are the linchpin connecting the structures of both DNA and RNA.

Moreover, phosphorus assumes a critical role in ATP, the energy currency of plants. ATP is generated during photosynthesis and incorporates phosphorus within its structure. This energy molecule functions tirelessly from the earliest stages of seedling growth to the formation of grains and the plant’s ultimate maturity.

Therefore, it becomes evident that phosphorus is indispensable for maintaining the overall well-being and robustness of all plant species.

Some specific growth-related benefits associated with phosphorus include:

  • Promoting the development of robust root systems.

  • Enhancing the strength of stalks and stems.

  • Facilitating the formation of blossoms and the production of seeds.

  • Achieving more consistent and earlier crop maturation.

  • Boosting the nitrogen-fixing capacity of leguminous plants.

  • Elevating crop quality.

  • Strengthening the plant’s resistance to diseases.

  • Providing essential support throughout the entire plant life cycle.

  • Increased phosphorus delivery to the plant at key growth stages

  • Unique complex of ortho and polyphosphate in a humic/fulvic complex to maximise plant availability

  • Combined with a plant biostimulant (pidolic acid / L-PGA) to enhance nitrogen use efficiency, increase photosynthesis and carbon fixation

  • Can be applied close to the seed, in-furrow or as a foliar treatment

  • It has a low salt index making it ideal to be placed near the seed/tuber as it will pull less water from the seed reducing stress

  • Easy to use, convenient dose rates

  • Increased leaf protein

  • Maximise yield – average yield response 0.55 t/ha over equivalent farm standard

  • Increased nutrient use efficiency

  • Increased soil microbial health and biomass

  • Enhanced Yield / Quality

  • A 4-14-5 blend, it’s an efficient phosphorus fertiliser containing N, K and micro-elements (copper and zinc) for use in-furrow and/or foliarly delivering nutrients very efficiently to the crop

  • A unique liquid formulation to allow growers to supply phosphorus at any crop stage

  • Soil ~ foliar or fertigation application for increased convenience

  • Small particle size makes it very soluble whilst maximising efficiency

  • 10 Litre pack with a convenient dose rate of 1 – 2 litres / ha

  • Foliar plant nutrient

  • The two forms of phosphorus provide the most available combination of phosphorus sources to the plant and when complex with fulvic acid (for enhanced foliar uptake) and humic acid (for minimising soil adsorption and enhancing soil health) the most effective fertiliser solution.
  • This combination along with the biostimulant component (pidolic acid/L-PGA) will produce larger and more active root systems designed to increase yields along with soil health.
Crop Timing Dose Litres / Ha
Oil Seed Rape
Sugar Beet
Planting and foliarly at key growth stages 1.0 – 2.0 L/Ha for most applications
Planting and foliarly at key growth stages 2.0 – 4.0 L/Ha for most applications

Available for other crops – vegetables and fruit, please contact Unium Bioscience for application details.

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