GETTING THE MOST FROM EACH POUND OF NITROGEN

Managing nitrogen costs is critical to achieving profitable corn production. Even in today’s cheaper N environment, there is simply no room for inefficient application of this vital crop input. Traditionally, we used the “1.1” formula. We were told to apply 1.1 pounds of N for each bushel of corn we expected to raise. But as…

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Benefits of Converting Your Bar to 360 Y-DROP Sidedress

This year, as you prepare for side dress season, consider converting your bar to 360 Y-DROP Sidedress. There are numerous reasons why 360 Y-DROP Sidedress is an effective and efficient choice for side dress application. Optimized placement of nitrogen is the biggest draw of the 360 Y-DROP Sidedress system. Studies have shown that a corn…

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A to Z of Crop Nutrients: Zinc (Zn)

As we continue to examine the micronutrients, let’s focus on Zinc. Zinc performs multiple functions in a corn plant. It is important in many enzymatic reactions and protein synthesis, and can also impact hormone production which affects growth and can cause shortened or stacked nodes. In corn, interveinal chlorosis in young tissue can be a…

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