18 Jan 2012

Be your own Corn Doctor

in Russian

Have you had a "corn check-up" this season? Every grower should learn to recognize the symptoms that are pictured here - signs that a corn crop is deficient in one or more of the nutrients that are essential for healthy plant growth and profitable yields. You can be your own corn doctor. It is an important part of crop management to look at fields regularly and identify signs that problems are developing.
Optimum economic returns on your crop production investment depend upon an adequate nutrient supply throughout the growing season. These nutrient deficiency symptoms indicate that this need is not being met. Check the field several times during the season. Some deficiencies detected early may be corrected by sidedress fertilizer applications. Even if they cannot be corrected this year, knowing where they occur can be helpful information in planning fertilizer programs for next season.

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