Growing quality hay with Rainbow Plant Food

Growing hay can be an extremely rewarding venture, but ensuring your crop has the best possible nutrition is the key to getting the highest-quality product possible. Rainbow Plant Food can provide the good plant nutrition required to get the most out of your hay crop.

Getting plenty of nitrogen in the soil is the starting point to a good grass. Each granule of Rainbow Plant Food contains nitrogen, which helps with chlorophyll development for photosynthetic activities, yield production and forage quality. Phosphorus and potassium are also critical, and can both be found in every Rainbow granule. In the spring, phosphorus is a crucial nutrient in promoting the development of new roots, while potassium can help your crop survive the cold weather and sustain productivity during drought stress. The ammoniated granules ensure that nutrient levels are consistent across the entire crop, leaving no square inch under- or over-nourished.

Other important micronutrients such as sulfur and boron are present in each granule to help process the nitrogen and help with elasticity, respectively. Nutritional deficiencies can be detected through soil testing, as well as just visually. The presence of other grasses or dandelions, purple or yellowing leaves, or white spots on the crop, can be signs of nutritional deficiencies that need to be corrected.

On top of using the best nutrients possible, weather and moisture, proper pest control, and knowing the best time to harvest your hay crops will determine the outcome at the end of the season. Rainbow Plant Food helps ensure the nutritional portion is adequately covered. The homogenous granule means the fertilizer will spread evenly and the result is a consistently healthy crop.

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