In corn, yield is still king, but how can producers get more bang for their buck? At the recent NC Commodities Conference, North Carolina State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger shared four keys to multiplying corn yields without adding costs.
Dr. Heiniger’s first point was proper placement of fertilizers and nutrients around the plant.
He adds there’s another factor that is also critical…uniform emergence.
Dr. Heiniger’s newest point of emphasis is balance and understanding how nutrients work together in the soil to promote plant growth.
The fourth factor for farmers to be aware of is timing, particularly in relation to fungicides, insecticides and weed control, and he gives a local example to illustrate his point.
Dr. Heiniger says in North Carolina, sandy soils prove the biggest challenge in obtaining nutrient balance.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting News Service.