Nitrogen (N) stress at any time in a corn plant’s growth and development subtracts from yield potential. Knowing how much N is available is critical to high-yield strategies.
Nitrogen (N) is the most commonly applied nutrient and one of the costliest inputs in corn production. N application averages 18% and 13% of the variable costs in a corn-corn and corn-soybean rotation, respectively.
Understanding nitrogen (N) uptake patterns is integral to improvement of corn nitrogen use efficiency.
Meet your corn crop’s demand for nitrogen (N) when it needs it and with the right amounts and forms. Corn response to N fertilization improves when exposure to wet conditions is minimized.
When weather conditions turn cold and wet, young corn plants can become stressed. That impacts their ability to take up nutrients.
Especially when the forecast turns cold and wet, a starter fertilizer may help get the seedlings off to a good start.
Foundational to your cropping plan and to next year’s outstanding yields is your fertility program. AgVenture encourages growers to take soil samples every three years. Grid samples are preferred.
By Blake Hokamp
Lead AgVenture Yield Specialist
The Seed Source