59 Advancing Seed in Alberta | fall.2017 MicroEssentials® S15™ Maximizes Yields and Profits Up to 60 percent of canola yield depends on soil fertility. That means the commitment to and focus on balanced crop nutrition is more important than ever. Choosing the right fertilizer is critical. But choosing the right fertilizer that offers multiple nutrients and maximizes yield is a good investment. Providing canola with complete nutrition from the moment the seed is sown throughout the entire growing season is the best way to improve the health and increase the yield of each plant. Proactively planning for the plants’ needs ensures yields are optimized at the end of the season. With so much on the line, it makes sense to depend on the most advanced fertilizer product on the market. MicroEssentials® S15™ is proven to increase yields and provide balanced crop nutrition. In fact, research conducted from 2004–2013 found that MicroEssentials S15 increased yield by 1.5 bushels per acre compared to MAP + AS and 2.7 bushels per acre compared to MAP. The Difference Is in the Research and Technology Built on more than 10 years of research, The Mosaic Company’s line of premium fertilizer products, including MicroEssentials S15, provides a balanced combination of nutrients. Each granule of MicroEssentials S15 (13-33-0-15S) contains nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur to ensure the right balance of nutrients is available to the plant. The MicroEssentials-patented Fusion® technology provides the most efficient delivery of crop nutrients on the market, and can be part of your customized fertilizer plans. The Benefits of MicroEssentials S15 Each granule of MicroEssentials S15 is the same, so when it is applied, the nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur are all delivered at a uniform rate across the field. This means each plant has the right level of key nutrients available to it. MicroEssentials S15 eliminates the risk of nutrient segregation, as can happen with traditional blends, and has demonstrated superior seed safety compared to conventional P and S fertilizers. The unique technology used to develop MicroEssentials S15 also gives every granule an identical chemical makeup that promotes interaction between the different nutrients, which in turn encourages nutrient uptake. MicroEssentials S15 also balances the pH around each granule in the soil, allowing increased phosphorus uptake across diverse soil conditions. Sulfur is another nutrient critical to strong canola yields, and is required throughout the entire growing season. However, sulfur is relatively immobile in the canola plant, so two types of sulfur are recommended to ensure season-long availability. MicroEssentials S15 contains both sulfate, which is used as canola begins to grow, and elemental sulfur, which breaks down in soil over time and is therefore available for the later stages of growth. Increasing Yields Means Getting Your Head in the Dirt Higher canola yields are possible with today’s technologies and advanced fertilizer options. But it takes a look below the ground to harvest their full potential. Giving canola fields the balanced crop nutrition they need from the very start gives them the advantage needed to push yields higher. MicroEssentials S15 offers three nutrients in each balanced granule. With up to 60 percent of yield dependent on soil fertility, isn’t it time to change your perspective on what it takes to reach your best canola yields ever? Get your head in the dirt at MicroEssentials.com. With its patented Fusion tech- nology, MicroEssentials® S15™ combines vital nutrients into one uniquely formulated, nutritionally balanced granule, supplying even distribution and balanced fertility across the field. A D V E R T I S E M E N T PROVIDING BALANCED CROP NUTRITION TO CANOLA. GET YOUR HEAD IN THE DIRT AT MICROESSENTIALS.COM ©2014 The Mosaic Company. All rights reserved. S15 is a trademark and MicroEssentials and Fusion are registered trademarks of The Mosaic Company. MES-0746 Yield (bu/ac) 42 41 40 39 38 37 MicroEssentialsS15 41.4 MAP + AS 39.9 MAP 38.7 Canola Yield Response MicroEssentials® S15™ outperformed MAP + AS by 1.5 bu/ac (3.6%) and MAP by 2.7 bu/ac (7%), on average, across all locations. This data represents a summary of field studies conducted by university and/or third-party independent researchers in replicated small-plot trials completed from 2004–2013. Averages for each treatment are based on a balanced data set of 56 separate trials. Nutrient rates were balanced between treatments each year, with rates ranging from 33–40 lbs P2O5/ac.