The nutrition of winter cereals

Autumn-winter cereals: how localized fertilization can be the most strategic choice in the fertilization plan?

What are the autumn-winter cereals?


The arrival of autumn marks the beginning of the cultivation of winter cereals, such as durum wheat, soft wheat, barley, oats, spelt and rye that grow in moderate climates and cease to grow in warm climates.

Localized fertilization


The life cycle of autumn-winter cereals is a succession of phases up to harvest, such as sowing, germination and turning: these phases take place in the winter season and require a lot of attention in terms of nutritional needs.

Opting for localized fertilization is one of the most successful strategies in terms of plant performance in the first phase of life: combine seeding and first fertilization has advantages both at the operating level (no double passage and no machine downtime) and at the nutritional level, since Nitrogen and Phosphorus, fundamental for the plant growth, are in the immediate vicinity of the seed. Operation that allows you to place the nutrients at the point of greatest need.

The DEMA Starter line is specifically designed to be used in localized fertilisation and it promotes greater root development and increases stress resistance, such as the DEMA StartPHOS product.

Dema StartPHOS for cereals

DEMA Startphos, 11-51 + 1% Zinc, is an organo-mineral NP fertilizer. Made of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Zinc, it is extremely suitable for use during sowing operations. Its strengths are:

  1. No phosphorus immobilization in the soil,
  2. No salinity damages,
  3. No leaching phenomenon,
  4. Maximum starter effect,
  5. Reduction of costs.


Find out more about DEMA Startphos, here the product sheet, or discover the 3 reasons to choose the localized fertilization.

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