WCD Gives Growers Another Option for Chelating

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Fertilizer, Nutrient Management

PrintLast year West Central Distribution lunched a industry-first chelating agent called Levesol.  The agent enhances and maximizes nutrient use in crops when mixed with liquid fertilizer.  Now they are adding Levesol DFC as another option for growers looking to maximize phosphorus and micronutrients.  The new Levesol DFC has all the same benefits as the original and can be used with dry fertilizer.  The product will not affect normal use of dry fertilizer and won’t stick to your equipment or change consistency in cool weather.

Micronutrients in the soil can bond with negatively charged components like phosphorus (P) and get tied up in the soil. When this happens, the nutrients are not available for plant uptake. Levesol and Levesol DFC are the only patent pending chelating agents on the market, and use the purest and highest concentration of ortho-ortho EDDHA formula available to fully protect nutrients from bonding with negatively charged soil components. Keeping nutrients from bonding together makes them soluble for uptake, which leads to greater nutrient availability and, ultimately, increased plant health and return on investment for growers. Soil extraction studies have shown up to 47% more phosphorus and higher levels of micronutrient availability when applying a starter fertilizer program with Levesol DFC versus without. This nutrient availability can result in faster and more even emergence for better yields.

“Levesol and Levesol DFC provide a solution for growers to combat nutrient deficiencies in their plants. Whether it’s phosphorus, zinc, manganese, iron or copper, all of these nutrients are great examples of nutrients that can be present in the soil, but not available to the plant,” said Brian Kuehl, director of product development for West Central. “Levesol DFC is a new technology growers can use to help make those nutrients in their soil and in the fertilizer they are applying more available for their plants.”

For more information about Levesol, visit www.PremiumFertilizer.com/Levesol.