Micronutrients

A small way to make a big difference to the health of your stock and pasture.

Introducing New Zealand's first solid micronutrient fertiliser brand, NutriMax micronutrients. NutriMax includes our full suite of micronutrient products, allowing you to unlock more of your farm's potential.

The right NutriMax micronutrients, at the right rate make all the difference

 
As micronutrients are only required in relatively small quantities, it is important to ensure you apply the right micronutrients at the right rate for your farm.  It is beneficial to proactively manage micronutrients and apply when required.  Herbage testing is the best way to understand the current micronutrient availability in your pasture.
 
Micronutrients play an important role in plant and animal health.  They are proven to help productivity, and play a key role towards unlocking a farm's potential. Their availability however is heavily influenced by complex interactions with pH, organic matter, mineralogy, soil moisture and presence of other micronutrients. Micronutrients can be supplied in many ways, but are very effective when applied directly to the soil with fertiliser applications.
 

SeleniumNutriMax Selenium 1%
Selenium is an essential nutrient for animal health, however many areas of New Zealand have a deficiency. In many cases, improving selenium levels can improve stock fertility and optimise milk production.
Click here to learn more about Selenium.

 

MolybdenumNutriMax Molybdenum 10%
Molybdenum maximises the health and vigour of clover, an excellent source of high quality feed for stock. Ensuring adequate molybdenum will increase clover production and benefit overall pasture production.

 

 

CobaltNutriMax Cobalt 10%
Adequate pasture levels of cobalt are essential to meet the needs of grazing stock, particularly young stock which are most susceptible to deficiency. Correct levels of cobalt ensure healthy appetites and good liveweight gains, ensuring production milestones are met.

 

 

BoronNutriMax Boron 15%
Boron is particularly important for brassicas, legumes, fruit and seed crop. It's essential for the healthy formation of new plant tissue and the storage quality of brassica bulb crops.

 

 

CopperNutriMax Copper 25%
Copper is an essential micronutrient for both plants and animals. Healthy levels of copper ensure natural growth rates and colouration in plants. In animals, copper promotes joint health, bone strength, immunity to diseases and is particularly important for young rapidly growing cattle.


For more information about our complete NutriMax micronutrient range, please call your local Ballance Nutrient Specialist. 

NutriMax micronutrients range and application guidelines

The following application rates are guidance only.  Herbage analysis and animal testing will give specific information on micronutrient deficiencies. Consult your vet and Ballance Nutrient Specialist for advice on micronutrient application rates and timing.

 

Product Name

Application Rate %

Active Ingredient

NutriMax Boron

Brassicas & pasture 7-11 kg/ha annually as required
Fodder beet 15-20kg/ha annually as required

Granular boron (15% B)

NutriMax Copper

Deer & cattle 10-12kg/ha annually as required (pasture)
Sheep - rarely needed, if deficiency diagnosed apply 5 kg/ha (pasture)

Copper sulphate (25% Cu)

NutriMax Selenium

Dairy, deer & intensive beef 1.0kg/ha annually (pasture)
Extensive sheep & beef 0.5kg/ha annually (pasture)

Sodium and barium selenate (1% Se)

NutriMax Molybdenum

Pasture 0.2kg/ha, every 4-5 years
Lucerne 0.4kg/ha, every 4-5 years

Granular molybdenum (10% Mo)

NutriMax Cobalt

Pasture 0.75kg/ha for 5-10 years to correct deficiency
Or 0.2kg/ha maintenance annually

Granular cobalt (10% Co)

* Additional NutriMax micronutrients available, for more information please call your local Ballance Nutrient Specialist.