biovante | microkey ifc | specialized soluble microgranules

Product Intro

MicroKey IFC is a chelated material, designed to provide essential nutrients for corn production. This product allows growers to maintain or treat suspected nutrient deficiencies. IFC stands for In-Furrow Corn, thus enabling growers the ability to influence corn development on the planter through their in-furrow liquid systems.

Quick Facts

  • In-furrow corn micronutrient package
  • Higher level of Zinc (Zn)
  • EDTA micros
  • Fulvic acid included to improve uptake

Product Bio

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Product Bio

A seed is at its maximum yield potential when first planted into the ground. Proper soil health, irrigation, seed treatment, fertilizer, and micronutrient inputs help continue the potential for a high yielding crop. MicroKey IFC was formulated to provide key essential nutrients during corn production.

The proportioned micronutrients in MicroKey IFC were developed based on plant science data collected from corn production test plots. This specialized formula is powered by EDTA chelation technology with added fulvic acid. Historically, EDTA chelating agents have been more expensive than sulfate-based chelating agents. However, Biovante™ is now able to offer EDTA chelating agents, making them more accessible and affordable for growers.

Upon germination and emergence, a plant requires a large number of nutrients to properly develop and become highly productive. EDTA chelated micronutrients help maximize the plant’s ability to take in these essential nutrients ensuring the plant is healthy throughout the growing season. It is important to note that high fertilizer inputs, soil pH, along with moisture can dramatically affect the availability of all macro, micro, and trace minerals.

An application of MicroKey IFC is meant to offset soil deficiencies that could potentially be present in the soil, which may result in yield loss. All micronutrients have a charge, most of those are positive (+) charges. Based on the theory of conductivity, in order to balance a positive (+) charge, a negative (-) charge is necessary. This is important because CEC levels are critical as they play a vital role in nutrient uptake and availability to the plant. To aid in balancing the electrical charge of these micronutrients, a highly anionic (-) component known as fulvic acid is added. This can reduce nutrient tie-up and improve nutrient uptake for the plant.

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