Micronutrients are essential elements that are required by plants in very small quantities for optimal growth and development. While macronutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (NPK), are required in larger amounts, micronutrients, such as zinc, iron, manganese, and boron, play a crucial role in ensuring optimal plant health and productivity.

In corn and soybean production, the use of micronutrients can have a significant impact on crop yields and quality. Here are some ways micronutrient use can benefit corn and soybean production:

  1. Improved plant growth and development. Micronutrients play a critical role in various plant processes, such as photosynthesis, enzyme activation, and hormone regulation. By ensuring that the plants have access to these essential nutrients, farmers can promote healthy growth and development, leading to higher yields.
  2. Increased disease resistance. Micronutrient deficiencies can weaken plants and make them more susceptible to diseases and pests. By providing plants with the necessary micronutrients, farmers can help strengthen their crops’ natural defense mechanisms, reducing the risk of disease and pest damage.
  3. Enhanced nutrient uptake. Micronutrients can also improve the plant’s ability to absorb and utilize other essential nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus. This can lead to improved nutrient use efficiency and better overall plant health.
  4. Improved crop quality. Micronutrient use can also help improve crop quality by promoting the production of higher-quality grains and seeds. This can increase the market value of the crop and benefit farmers financially.

Overall, the use of micronutrients in corn and soybean production can have a significant impact on crop yields, quality, and profitability. It’s best to consult with a trusted agronomist to determine the right micronutrient fertilizers and application rates for your specific crop and soil conditions.


Please reach out to your ALCIVIA agronomist

to discuss the right micronutrient package for your operation.