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Archive | Corn Inputs & Fertilizers

Learn how to manage your inputs and fertilizers to produce the highest quality corn while still being sustainable and ecologically sound.

Walking through your fields to look at root strength and foliar health can give you evidence on what nutrients your plants are missing, or have in abundance.

How to Build a Non-Toxic Corn Fertilizer System

Toxic substances not only come from pesticides (herbicides and insecticides), but also are produced by anaerobic bacteria in tight or waterlogged soil, and from certain harmful fertilizers.

Soil test diagram

Understanding Solubility & Paste Testing

Soil testing for low exchange capacity soils will help you develop a system that holds enough nutrients and maintains colloidal balance.

Chart of salt soil test examples

A Guide to Reading Soil Test Results

The following is how laboratory results are reported at Texas Plant & Soil Lab — other labs utilize similar terms.

Common Zinc Sources chart

Examples of How to Adjust to Your Soil Test Results

Every farmer needs to have the confidence that he is on a solid footing, and doing all he can to supply his crops the fertility needed from start to finish. Includes audio commentary from Neal Kinsey.

Corn stages are important to know as you plan your testing.

When Should I Test My Corn or Sorghum Plants?

There are three critical stages in corn (grain or sorghum) plants you should test around.

Creating a routine every year focused on yields is a best practice for all farmers.

Key Elements for Maximum Economic Corn Yields

If you’re looking for a basic checklist to ensure you are maximizing your corn yields, here are some ideas.