Industry Insight

Diagnosing Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn

Posted on April 24, 2014

The foundation for strong, healthy corn plants is proper nutrition. While many factors affect the nutritional quality of crops, some common macro and micro nutrient deficiencies can be found with nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), sulfur (S) and zinc (Zn). Throughout the growing season, producers should take time to...

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Past Articles
  • In the Lab: Phosphorus Fixation Test

    Posted on February 26, 2014

    As much as 75 to 95 percent of phosphorus fertilizer applied to the soil is rendered unavailable to crops. Join Matt Werner, SFP® research coordinator, as he shows Max Armstrong how AVAIL® Phosphorus Fertilizer enhancer can protect your phosphorus investment. In this experiment, Werner demonstrates AVAIL’s ability to reduce phosphorus...

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  • Farmers Maintain Production and Reduce Nutrient Losses

    Posted on February 4, 2014

    Producers are seeing increased pressure to reduce their environmental footprint. At the same time, they need to maintain their level of production to stay profitable. Due to new regulations, producers may have to alter their practices as regulators and the general public place an increased emphasis on nutrient runoff from phosphorus (P)...

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  • Addition of Zinc to Starter Fertilizer Highly Recommended for 2014

    Posted on February 4, 2014

    Lower commodity prices, rising production costs, high cash-rent costs for land and the trend towards one-year lease renewals should all drive increased use of starter fertilizer in 2014. And, farmers might want to seriously consider the addition of zinc to their starters this year for some very good reasons.

    “I expect an emphasis on...

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