Specially

balanced formula

to Boost germination

and initial growth!


Vital Start® is a pop-up starter fertilizer with a special nutritional balance that enhances hybrid vigor. It boosts the development of emerging seedlings by supplying essential nutrients close to the root system. Ensuring rapid crop establishment and early growth is desirable since plant development and yield can be influenced by it.


Vital Start®has been added with RBT® Root Bioenhancer Technology–which is the combination of organic acids in precise balance with inorganic nutrients that boost root biomass development and increase nutrient uptake by an improved interaction between soil and root system. A healthier and well-developed root system will allow to absorb a higher amount of nutrients hence the plant will express its full genetic potential in terms of enhanced growth, higher yields and improved quality on grains or produce.



Eight balanced nutrients plus organic acids in one formula

17-44-3 + 1.2S + 0.09Fe + 0.19Zn + 0.02Mn+ 0.01B + OA*





Vital Start® is a key part of Vital Plant Nutrition Program™, that consists of a pop-up starter fertilizer and three Hi-specialty fertilizers, that can be applied either straight or combined, and Vital Hi-Calc™ a simple yet powerful plant nutrient calculator that allows the farmer to follow suggested nutrition programs or create their own; from a very simple program with only one application either as preplant, pop-up, or sidedress, to a very complete program with multiple applications covering all modes, one preplant, pop-up, and 2 or 3 sidedress applications. Vital Plant Nutrition Program™ is designed to fit the specific needs of any crop and any farmer.




Directions for Use

How to prepare Vital Start® solution:



Fill the tank with clean water to 82% of its capacity, then add 3.57 lb of Vital Start® per each gallon of water added; final stock solution obtained must reach 100% of the tank capacity. Be sure to dissolve the product completely with constant agitation during the mixing process.


How much to apply of Vital Start® solution:

Vital Start® can be incorporated into the soil, or applied over the seed, either as a pop-up or in a zone or band in the soil at a minimum depth of 2 to 4 inches. In accordance with concentration of solution (see Chart 1) and soil texture/organic matter content (see Chart 2), apply 3 to 8 gal of Vital Start® per acre.

For crops under irrigation, higher application rates may be used.


With regard to conditions not shown on these charts, please contact your crop advisor or a Vital Fertilizers® representative.