Pushing for 300-bushel corn yields
“We’ve learned that a key component to the success of this type of program is to provide the crop with not only a higher level of nutrition, but also a balanced nutrition program,” says Froehlich. “Most growers understand crops need nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, but they also must remember that sulfur, zinc and other micronutrients are needed in the right ratio for optimum performance and to push yields to a higher level. We know that phosphorus and sulfur increase nitrogen uptake efficiency and zinc improves phosphorus uptake,” he adds.
MicroEssentials SZ is a product designed as a fertilizer source that provides a balanced approach to crop nutrition. Created using patented Fusion™ technology to combine four key crop nutrients in one granule, MicroEssentials contains nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and zinc in the ratio best suited to crop needs.
“As farmers experiment with different ways to capitalize on the yield potential of today’s hybrids and benefit from the attractive price of corn, they may want to take a closer look at their fertility programs and consider what they may be able to achieve with the high-yield systems approach,” concludes Froehlich.
A regular program of soil tests, in conjunction with crop removal rates, crop yield history and future yield goals, can help growers zero in on the right fertilizer rates needed to consistently drive higher yields.
To listen to Dan Froehlich’s full interview addressing the results of the high-yield systems approach, visit www.MicroEssentials.com.