Wheat: Dry-land optimisation

Atlas for root development, nutrient uptake and plant health

The current status of the 2017 wheat trials being done in the Western Cape are well reflected in the images below. Root development is the fundamental aspect to be considered when aiming to get a crop to perform to its absolute potential. And this applies to maize, soya, trees, vines, bulbs and tubers. The aim is to get as many nutrients into the plant as possible and roots are the best way to do this.



Atlas pellets are unique in that they are manufactured at low temperatures and without the use of steam. With a 5mm diameter they are homogeneous and isotropic so as to be compatible with all major planters.


The benefits of Atlas on wheat are endless. Most importantly it protects chemical top-dressing through kick-starting the soil ecology. Thus incorporating chemical applications into the biological cycle and making remedial applications more effective than in conventional practices. This is an important aspect to consider when planting, as wheat requires constant observation and amendments during crop development.
At these early stages of plant development it is already noticeable that the trial is taking effect. The advantage of Atlas is the “legs” it offers a crop throughout its development, making the adult plant noticeably stronger than its chemically fed counterparts.


Repeat: (Balanced range of nutritional elements + Increased microbial activity) => improved soil conditions => increased root development => increased nutrient uptake => healthier plants => (less disease + bigger yields) x (better quality) = Increased Profit
Achieving root development is like breeding livestock with good dental genetics.


In dry-land conditions where rainfall is erratic, the combination of chemical nutrients is buffered by the organic component in Atlas Organic Fertilizers. This reduces “burning” when waiting for rain, while reducing leaching during wet spells. A big positive for areas like the Western Cape and Zambia where drought and over-irrigation can be problematic.


To overcome a dry spell, as experienced in the 2017 Cape winter, it is imperative to have exceptional root development. This significantly bolsters the plants ability to absorb what little water is available and keep the plant well fed. Atlas has consistently displayed its prowess in this regard.


Same story, different farm… This time with the addition of QCM for extra microbial vooma… There is no feeling like experiencing it for yourself…


In terms of providing a sound base upon which to do all other supplementary conditioning, there is no better than Atlas Organic… Think about it… buy a concept and a service, not just the cheapest product.

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