OMEX Kickstart is highly focused foliar nutrition designed to significantly improve root growth and crop establishment. The rooting stimulator is based on phosphite, a key nutrient shown to promote early root growth in young plants, and formulated with nitrogen and potassium.

Don’t just take our word for Kickstart’s effectiveness. In fully replicated independent trials, Kickstart was found to be the best performing foliar root stimulator of all products tested.


Most crops benefit from Kickstart’s targeted and efficient foliar nutrition, including cereals, oilseed rape and sugar beet. Kickstart is particularly effective when seedbed and weather conditions are less than ideal.

Kickstart is a simple foliar application that improves crop establishment and root growth. 

Pack Sizes
10, 1000 litres

Analysis w/w w/v
Nitrogen (N) 3.0% 4.0%
Phosphate (P2O5) 28.0% 37.5%
- Water soluble Phosphate (P2O5) 0.0% 0.0%
- Phosphite (as P2O5) 28.0% 37.5%
Potassium (K2O) 13.0% 17.5%


Kickstart can significantly improve root growth and crop establishment in cereals, oilseed rape and sugar beet, especially when seedbed and weather conditions are not ideal.

Phosphite Root Stimulants
Used at low rates on young plants, phosphites promote early root growth and plant establishment.

The latest research findings build on work that OMEX commissioned in 2012 with a series of controlled and fully replicated independant experiments aimed at establishing if this effect could be quantified.  Theresults have shown there were significant differences between phosphite formulations and application rates and that Kickstart was the best perfoming phosphite of the products tested.


Use Kickstart where an increase in rooting is required, such as on late drilled crops, when seedbed and weather conditions are not ideal for growth, or as part of a crop management programme to significantly improve rooting and establishment.

Foliar uptake will be enhanced by the addition of NA13¹ unless in tank mix with a pesticide.

Apply 0.5-1litre/ha, in a minimum of 200 l/ha water.

The spray tank should be filled with half the required water. If applicable, add the required amount of NA13 to the water before the Kickstart.

After shaking the container, measure the required amount of Kickstart and add to the tank whilst maintaining constant agitation. Add remaining water to correct dilution and spray.


As with any other phosphite product, Kickstart aids the uptake of tank mix partners so OMEX do not recommend tank mixes with selective herbicides in cereals, as selectivity may be reduced.

For further information on compatibility and tank mixing, and for physical compatibility with pesticides refer to the website

¹ NA13 is an adjuvant designed to help with improved adhesion, deposition and penetration of the spray solution on the leaf surface. NA13 should be added at 0.1% of the spray volume, e.g. 100 ml in 100 litres of water. Maintain agitation and apply immediately after mixing.




HORTICULTURE - foliar products for horticulture

AMENITY - foliar products for turf and amenity




Contact us for more information