Growers with production questions about plant fertility needs, nutrient deficiency syndromes and overall plant nutrition may turn to a newly redesigned online resource just in time for the 2009 production season.

The Mosaic Company, a leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients, has just updated www.microessentials.com as a resource for growers.

The newly redesigned Web site is a quick and easy source growers may turn to for information on soil fertility, crop nutrient utilization for row crops, grasses and commonly grown fruits and vegetables, as well as identification of nutrient deficiency syndromes featuring a catalog of detailed color photographs.

“The site is part of Mosaic's ongoing effort to teach growers, and those who influence fertilizer management decisions, about the great importance of proper soil fertility and the reasons growers need to make a profitable crop production program a top priority,” says Dan Froehlich, director of agronomy at Mosaic. “Proper soil fertility is the foundation on which high yields are built.”

The site is also a thorough source of information about the family of MicroEssentials fertilizer products including details on science behind the product, why to use it and how this innovative product fits in variable rate application programs for a variety of crops.

MicroEssentials is a phosphorus-based fertilizer which incorporates the correct ratios of critical nutrients (P, N, S and Zn) into one uniform granule. The one granule formulation ensures all nutrients are distributed uniformly and consistently so every plant has a better shot at getting the essential nutrients it needs to produce the best results.

The MicroEssentials family of products includes three formulations, each appropriate for specific crop needs. It is a versatile product that works well as a starter, a direct application fertilizer or bulk blend ingredient.

For more information visit www.microessentials.com or contact your local Mosaic fertilizer dealer.