Soil Management to Optimize Corn Production
- Fertilizer Suggestions For Corn Nutrient application is often needed to optimize corn production, EC 117 (*Extension Circular PDF, 621 KB; 4 pages)
- Spatial management of nutrients is often profitable: Soil Sampling for Precision Agriculture, EC154 (*PDF, 154 KB; 4 pages)
Site-Specific Nitrogen Management for Irrigated Corn, EC163 (*Extension Circular PDF, 466 KB; 8 pages)
- No-till corn often has an early growth response to starter fertilizer: Using Starter Fertilizers for Corn, Grain Sorghum and Soybeans G361 (*PDF version 642 KB; 3 pages)
Key to Nutrient Deficiencies in Corn and Sorghum - CropWatch article, July 2009
Plant symptoms can be used to differentiate and identify crop nutrient disorders. Symptoms of nutrient deficiency vary with variety, growing conditions, and plant age and similar symptoms may be caused by other abiotic or biotic stresses. Use this key to help identify 7 nutrient disorders observed in Nebraska corn and sorghum.
Much nitrogen is often applied which needs to be well managed to minimize water contamination: Agricultural Nitrogen Management for Water Quality Protection in the Midwest: a Heartland Regional Water Coordination Publication, RP189 (*PDF 1.85 MB, 32 color pages).
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University of Nebraska Department of Agronomy and Horticulture site for fertilizer recommendations.
Calculate fertilizer recommendations for all crops produced in Nebraska:
- Directly enter crop and soil test information, or,
- Upload files with test information from analytical laboratories.