Maize is a delicate crop that requires special care to get a good harvest.
The proper application of fertilisers,
has a significant impact on the growth and development of the crop.
If the soil is deficient in essential nutrients,
production will be affected
due to the lack of nutrients and the increase in salt concentration with potentially disastrous consequences for production.
Types of fertilizer for maize
Fertilization is essential for a high yielding production.
They provide the crop with the necessary nutrients for the production of large and healthy cobs.
If an appropriate fertilizer programme is not applied, there may be a deficit or surplus of certain nutrients, which can reduce the yield, cob quality or even affect the viability of the stalk.
In general, fertilizers provide nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur and calcium.
These nutrients support the growth and perfect healthy development of the plant.
It is well proven that nitrogen helps to increase the size and weight of the cobs and contributes to improve the quality of maize varieties.
This is because the nitrogen in fertilizers helps increase the content of nutritional elements in the plant.
On the other hand, phosphorus is needed for the production of cobs with sweet kernels, it improves the crops’ resistance to climatic and bacterial stresses and is the main factor in strong rooting.
Finally, potassium improves resistance to pests and diseases, improves the quality and flavour of the cob and, at the same time, helps increase production.
It can therefore be concluded that fertilizers play a fundamental role in maize production:
- They provide a source of essential nutrients for proper plant growth and development.
- They provide an improvement in the soil structure.
- They contribute to an increase in production and an improvement in the quality and texture of produce.
In short, the fertilization process is the most important factor in optimising and achieving the best results from each harvest.
|Basal fertilization for maize
|Top dressing fertilizer for maize
|Top dressing Fertilizer
Fertilizer plan for maize, how often to fertilize, how to fertilize maize, etc. If you have any doubts, at DFGRUPO we are at your disposal to recommend the products best suited to the needs of your crop and to answer any queries you may have.
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