Root Flush

Introduction

Early season root flush strongly influences the crop’s seasonal performance. Poor root flush can be the leading cause of poor crop performance and can even increase susceptibility to abiotic and biotic stress factors. In order to develop a strong root flush early in the season, it is important to get the right root flush program. Three factors to focus on in root flush are phosphorus and key botanical extracts for root growth, root mass, and root metabolism. And soluble carbon to increase microbial diversity and proper microbial function.

Key Facts

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is the main component of ATP, the energy molecule of the plant. The plant available form of phosphorus is in the chemical form of PO4=. The strong and reactive negative charge of phosphorus creates chemical challenges in the soil environment. Elements such as calcium with a positive charge create undesirable reactions rendering the phosphorus unavailable for plant assimilation. The vast majority of soil reserve phosphorus is “tied-up”, meaning reacted in compounds that the plant can’t utilize. When identifying phosphorus nutrition opportunities, it is essential to identify phosphorus sources that have been complexed and protected to prevent undesirable reactions in the soil and/or in the mix tank. When providing a plant available form of phosphorus, the plant is able to have the energy to develop a strong root system.

Botanical Extract

Key botanical extracts will help the roots develop a strong metabolism and overcome abiotic stress factors throughout the season. These key botanical extracts promote antioxidant production that strengthens the vascular tissue and increase the roots metabolism and root mass. Antioxidant production reduces the damage of reactive oxygen species (ROS) caused by abiotic stress events. If ROS, is left uncheck, ROS will cause structural damage to the root system, proteins, cell walls, and other critical plant functions. By promoting antioxidants, the roots will be able to have a stronger metabolism.

Soluble Carbon

Soluble carbon is critical to proper microbial function in the soil. Adequate microbial activity in the soil directly impacts root development. The role of soluble carbon includes:

- Solubilize minerals thru improved biological activity
- Improve soil structure
- Improve water holding capacity
- Improve nitrogen and phosphorus efficiency

Soluble carbon comes in short-, medium-, and long-chain soluble molecules. Soluble carbon added to a Starter Fertilizer program will improve soil microbe interactions in the rhizosphere to enhance nutrient uptake, water management, and improve overall Soil Health.

Redox Solution

Rootex Flowable

Redox provides the best complexed phosphorus technology in the industry. Rootex Flowable uses proprietary complexing technology to react phosphorus with soluble carbon to protect the phosphorus molecule from undesired reactions in the soil or in the mix tank. Redox’s phosphorus technology can increase phosphorus efficiency by 16x. The added benefit to Rootex Flowable are the 6 specific L-amino acids that promote lateral root branching and increase overall root density.

Apply Soil application at a rate of 0.25-1.5 gallons/acre

Apply foliar application at a rate of 0.25-0.5 gallons/acre


RootRx

RootRx is a botanical extract the promotes root metabolism and enhances root mass. RootRx contains proprietary bio-active carbon compounds that promote antioxidant production within the root system. Antioxidant production reduces the damage of reactive oxygen species (ROS) caused by abiotic stress events. If ROS is left uncheck, ROS will cause structural damage to roots, proteins, cell walls, and other critical plant functions. Applying RootRx will promote antioxidant production, promote abiotic stress defense, and increase the overall quality and quantity of the roots.

Apply soil applications at a rate of 0.25-1.5 gallons/acre

H-85 Flowable

­H-85 Flowable is a multi-extraction humic and fulvic acid that contains short- and medium-chain soluble carbon molecules, and what differentiates H-85 Flowable is the proprietary long-chain soluble carbon molecules that provide a long term added benefit. H-85 Flowable is soluble across a broad pH range, improving soluble carbon availability in all soil types.

Apply soil applications at a rate of 0.5-2.5 gallons/acre

Rx Platinum

Rx Platinum contains Rootex Flowable, H-85 Flowable, and diKaP technology to provide an easy-to-use product to promote root growth and microbial diversity. Rx Platinum utilizes Redox’s complexing and chelating technology to protect the phosphorus and potassium molecules for more efficient uptake within the plant, while reducing abiotic stress and improving overall soil health.

Apply soil application at a rate of 0.25-1.5 gallons/acre

Apply foliar application at a rate of 0.25-0.5 gallons/acre

Redox Results