Archive | Grow Corn

Learn how to grow high quality corn, and increase your profits from seed to harvest.

nutrient uptake chart

How Do I Decide What Amount of Nutrients to Apply to My Corn?

Nutrients like calcium, boron and manganese travel primarily in the xylem or the water transport system of the plant.

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A farmer liming his fields after harvest.

Lime Restocks the Soil

When limestone is put on the soil, it accepts acidity from the clay, just as other minerals do in the rock weathering processes.

Courtesy of Art of Balancing Soil Nutrients.

How to Read Tissue Analysis to Determine Corn Crop Health

Tissue analysis is a great way to verify soil additive claims. I am sure everyone has heard many claims about using this or that product will release nutrients locked up in the soil. What better way to find out than to use a tissue analysis and plant weights to really see if this is true.

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.