Soft winter wheat

Soft winter wheat is the most widespread cereal crop in France.

The many outlets (food, animal feed, agro-industry) have specific nutritional, technological and health requirements.

The reasoning of fertilization is an essential lever allowing to act on specific criteria such as the yield, the protein rate, the specific weight or the baking value…

To address these issues, Angibaud has developed complete, effective and sustainable nutrition programs including organic fertilizers, leaf nutritional supplements and approved biostimulants.

Key fertilization aspects

Fertilization of soft winter wheat must be considered throughout its growth cycle: 

Early in the cycle, soil nutrient availability and uptake are critical to ensure root development and vegetative vitality prior to the winter period. The use of starter fertilization and/or biostimulant solutions can influence crop establishment.

After the winter resting phase, soft winter wheat must quickly restart its photosynthetic activity and its root system in order to promote the growth of the plant and the formation of its ears. Nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium needs are the most important and a particular attention must be paid to the prevention and correction of sulphur, copper and manganese deficiencies during this period.

At the end of the growth cycle, fertilization allows to act on the quality of the grains. The simultaneous addition of Sulphur and Nitrogen promotes the development of proteins, without diluting the yield potential. Innovative biostimulant solutions also influence these quality and yield criteria.

Copper and manganese, trace elements to watch 

Although they are consumed in small quantities, their roles are no less important. Straw cereals are particularly sensitive to copper and manganese deficiencies; iron and zinc can also be limiting factors in some situations.

  • Copper is involved in the synthesis of proteins and lignin (resistance to lodging).
  • Manganese is an enzyme activator that is associated with nitrate reduction in the plant (nitrogen exploitation).

Abiotic stresses 

During the growth cycle, different abiotic stresses are encountered by plants, affecting their yield potential and the quality of their harvest. To enrich plant physiology and limit the depressive effects of these stresses, Angibaud has developed a complete range of approved biostimulants concentrated in amino acids, laminaria algae or humic substances.

Solutions and a program adapted to each situation encountered

Pepton 85-16®

Approved biostimulant WG concentrated in free amino acids – AMM 1190424

Pepton 85-16 provides a gain of energy directly assimilated by the plant to ensure growth or crop recovery after a period of stress.
Pepton 85-16 triggers numerous metabolic reactions, including pseudo-hormonal actions that promote plant resistance to abiotic stress situations (drought, low and high temperatures, etc.).
Form WG, Pepton 85-16 is easily used in all soil fertilization strategies, whether liquid fertilization or leaf application.
Pepton 85-16 is a product that can be used in organic farming.

85% amino acids, of which 16% are free

Céréphos Mg+®

Leaf nutrient complex of phosphorus, magnesium and nitrogen to ensure vegetation recovery

Céréphos Mg+ is a leaf nutrient complex based on Phosphorus, Magnesium and Nitrogen to ensure the establishment or the recovery of crops.
Céréphos Mg+ acts on root and vegetative growth, activates photosynthetic activity and stimulates the assimilation of soil nutrients by plants. Céréphos Mg+ addresses nutritional deficiencies in crops at key stages.
Céréphos Mg+ is an effective leaf solution, whose action is independent of soil and climatic conditions.

400 g/l P2O5 + 100 g/l MgO + 50 g/l N

Nutriflow Mn+®

Manganese concentrated leaf suspension

Nutriflow Mn+ is a leaf suspension concentrated in manganese to prevent and correct manganese deficiencies in all crops, whatever the soil and climatic conditions.

500 g/l Mn

Straw cereals, sulphur and trace elements under surveillance

Ensure plant growth and meet the nutritional requirements of straw cereals, the plant needs three major elements (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), three secondary elements (magnesium, sulphur and calcium) and six essential trace elements: boron, manganese, zinc, copper, iron and molybdenum.

Sulphur, a key component, not to be neglected!

  • It acts in synergy with the azote on the synthesis of proteins, conditioning the quality of the crops (baking value…)
  • It is involved in photosynthetic activity and the formation of chloroplasts…

Following the decrease in atmospheric deposition of sulphur in recent decades, its contribution is often recommended. Cold, rainy winters also cause significant leaching of this easily leached element. 

To prevent and correct sulphur deficiencies in all crops, Angibaud recommends leaf application of Chopin+®, a liquid solution, combining sulphur and nitrogen, whose effectiveness is independent of pedo-climatic conditions. Its use also promotes the assimilation nitrogen, a key growth factor.

In order to answer the problems of sulphurous fertilization in organic farming, Angibaud has developed Geodyn NS®, a liquid suspension concentrated in organic nitrogen and molecular sulphur.

Prevent and correct trace element deficiencies

Manganese : beware of true or induced deficiencies marked by cold and humid climatic conditions or when soils are aerated.

Manganese is an essential element directly involved in the reduction of nitrates in leaves, and thus in water recovery in the plant. Manganese also acts on photosynthesis and plant resistance to lodging.

To compensate for this deficiency, Angibaud recommends the application of Nutriflow Mn+®,a liquid suspension concentrated in manganese.

Copper : prevent deficiencies before the 1 cm stage to avoid yield penalty.

The site copper is directly involved in the fertility of straw cereals and particularly in the filling of the ears. Like manganese, copper is also involved in protein and lignin synthesis. This deficiency is accentuated in soils rich in organic matter or with high pH.

To remedy this problem, Angibaud recommends leaf application of Liquacuivre 120S®,a liquid solution of copper sulphate