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To maximize yield and quality, vegetable crops require intensive management, and growers must ensure soil is well-drained, and that plants are receiving water with low salinity and the right balance of nutrients. See how Verdesian’s portfolio of nutrient use efficiency products can help ensure a bountiful crop this harvest.


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  • Ask a Specialist

    Ask a Specialist

  • Broadcast

    Broadcast

  • Fertigation

    Fertigation

  • Foliar

    Foliar

  • In-Furrow

    In-Furrow

  • Post-harvest

    Post-harvest

  • Seed Treatments & Inoculants

    Seed Treatments & Inoculants


  • Aqua-Pam™

    Aqua-Pam™ is a soil surfactant and water retention aid that improves soil structure, water supply to roots and nutrient use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
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  • AVAIL® HV

    AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

    • Fertigation
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  • AVAIL® T5

    AVAIL® T5 Phosphorus Fertilizer Enhancer reduces the fixation of applied phosphorus, keeping more available for plant uptake and improving fertilizer ROI.

    • Broadcast
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • CITRON®

    CITRON® Water Herbicide Adjuvant boosts herbicide efficiency and can be used in conjunction with most contact herbicides.

    • Fertigation
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  • Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate

    Diamond Brand® Ferrous Sulfate is produced to meet exact specifications for quality and consistency in plant health technologies.

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  • Fungi-Phite®

    Fungi-Phite® is a fast-acting phosphite fungicide proven to fight and prevent disease in more than 20 varieties of specialty crops.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • Guard-N®

    Guard-N® is an inoculant that helps improve nitrogen uptake in over 60 common legume garden crops, including beans, peas, lima beans and soybeans.

    • Seed Treatments & Inoculants
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  • Intracept™

    Intracept™ offers a proprietary blend of micronutrients to help optimize growth and uniformity in specialty crops through improved nutrient efficiency.

    • Broadcast
    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
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  • MicroSync™

    MicroSync™ Granular Micronutrients are a unique blend of sulfates and sucrates that offer improved nutrient availability and performance.

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    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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  • More Than Manure®

    More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager reduces farm odors while protecting your manure’s phosphorus and nitrogen for improved plant uptake.

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  • Nutri-Phite®

    By slowing the oxidation of phosphorus, Nutri-Phite® enhances nutrient uptake to improve plant health and vigor, leading to increased yield potential.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • Post-harvest
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  • Primacy ALPHA®

    Primacy ALPHA® works inside the plant to stimulate the efficient assimilation and utilization of nutrients for a more consistent quality and yield in flowering and fruit size.

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    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
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  • Safe Zone™

    Safe Zone™ is a liquid soil treatment to reduce soluble salts in the root zone, improving germination, water percolation and nutrient uptake.

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  • Take Off®

    Take Off® is a revolutionary nitrogen-management technology that accelerates nutrient acquisition and assimilation as well as nitrogen use efficiency.

    • Fertigation
    • Foliar
    • In-Furrow
    • Post-harvest
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Key Considerations for Vegetable Crops


Soil & Water Requirements

Vegetable crops are highly perishable and require intensive management to maximize crop yield and quality. Because of this, vegetables grow best on well-drained, graded fields, although they can be grown in almost any soil type that drains well.

Vegetables are sensitive to water quality, preferring low salinity without a lot of soluble salts. However, they do require more water — and more management of water — than most other crop types. They’re also susceptible to disease and pest pressure, so it’s important to scout often and use integrated pest management practices throughout the season.


Key Nutrients


  • Nitrogen — Very important for cell growth; however, too much can damage the plant. Ideal nitrogen levels vary by vegetable.
  • Phosphorus — Important for early development, flowering and fruit set, but too much can affect quality.
  • Potassium — Needed in very large quantities, as it’s very important in fruit formation.
  • Calcium — A secondary macronutrient that promotes healthy plant growth; needed in high quantities.
  • Magnesium & Sulfur — Secondary macronutrients that promote healthy plant growth.
  • Boron — Important for healthy cell growth, translocation of sugars and nutrients and protein synthesis.
  • Zinc — Helps form indole acetic acid, a plant growth regulator.
  • Iron — Needed for photosynthesis and to defend against disease.

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