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March 2012 News


Micronutrients are elements which are essential for plant growth, but are required in much smaller amounts than those of the primary nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. Below is a brief description of micronutrients.

Boron is involved in carbohydrate transport in plants; it also assists in metabolic regulation. Boron deficiency will often result in bud dieback.

Chlorine is necessary for osmosis and ionic balance; it also plays a role in photosynthesis.

Copper is a component of some enzymes and of vitamin A. Symptoms of copper deficiency include browning of leaf tips and chlorosis.

Iron is essential for chlorophyll synthesis, which is why an iron deficiency results in chlorosis.

Manganese activates some important enzymes involved in chlorophyll formation. Manganese deficient plants will develop chlorosis between the veins of its leaves. The availability of manganese is partially dependent on soil pH.

Molybdenum is essential to plant health. Molybdenum is used by plants to reduce nitrates into usable forms. Some plants use it for nitrogen fixation, thus it may need to be added to some soils before seeding legumes.

Zinc participates in chlorophyll formation, and also activates many enzymes. Symptoms of zinc deficiency include chlorosis and stunted growth.

Want to add Micronutrients into your turf or plant health care program? Call us or visit our web site Look up MicroPel. MicroPel is a granular micronutrient that we have gotten positive feedback on. The Kane County Cougars and Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire get great results from MicroPel. You will find testimonials from both on our web site.


Our Open House is This Friday!

Bigger and better than ever! Over ten vendors to answer any questions. Great food, Door prizes!

National Seed Open House
4720 Yender Ave Lisle, IL

Friday March 9th 2012 from 10am -2pm.
Lunch is served 11am-2pm

Please contact us and let us know if you plan to attend.

>Download an open house flier
>More information at the Website


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Check out our new web site You will find Doggett, Nu Arbor and Plant Health Care fertilizer. A complete line of Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, spray/fertilizer equipment and more.


Featured Product: MicroPel

MicroPel® as part of a comprehensive agronomic plan will provide a long lasting dark green turf that is thick and dense. Plant energy is produced efficiently, and energy is directed into overall turf health rather than just upright growth. MicroPel® is great at maintaining superior color in winter over seeded turf.

>MicroPel Testimonials pdf
>MicroPel Kane County Testimonial pdf
>MicroPel - SGN 100 Label pdf
>MicroPel - SGN 150 Label pdf

Packaging: 50# bags, 40 bags per pallet



2012 National Seed Open House and Vendor Information Booths

Join us at National Seed 4720 Yender Avenue; Lisle, IL [map] on Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 10AM-2PM. Lunch served 11-2PM

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Greatest Field Day Ever Program!!


Featuring: Roger Bossard Chicago White Sox Head Groundskeeper. Come attend this extremely limited appearance by “The Sodfather”.

WHEN: Wednesday April 25th, 2012
8:00 A.M. – 2 P.M.
Buffett Lunch Will Be Served At This Event

WHERE: Schaumburg Boomers Stadium
(Home of the Schaumburg Boomers)
1999 South Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193

COST: $30.00 before 4/20/2012
$35.00 day of event

RSVP: Please contact Mark Breier at National Seed
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Don’t delay! Space is Limited!!

Please contact us and let us know if you plan to attend.

>Download an event flier
>More information at the Website



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