Modern cereal varieties are bred to be short and high yielding, but when we feed them conventional nitrogen inputs they begin to ‘stretch’ becoming increasingly vegetative and at risk of lodging. This is a response to nitrates, which make plants synthesise higher levels of auxin as the increase in leaves.
Elona contains Levity’s LimiN tehnology that provides stabilized amine nitrogen (SAN). Exposure to this is proven in research to alter where crops allocate growth through process known as ‘growth partitioning’. Small applications of Elona alter the shape of the crop increasing root length, tiller numbers, tiller thickness, and leaf position.
This altered growth habit directly impacts on yield potential, forming a crop that is more able to support higher levels of grain.