Spiking Stage is Critical
The spiking stage is a critical period for the growth for corn.
During this period, the stems and leaves of corn grow vigorously. The male and female plants begin to differentiate, the vegetative growth and reproductive growth of the plant develop simultaneously, and the input values of water consumption and fertiliser use are at their greatest.
At the same time, this is when agricultural pests are most frequent. Therefore, the effective panicle and grain numbers, and the plant’s growth and development have an important influence on the corn yield at this particular stage of growth. So, the key to high corn yield relies heavily on ensuring strong plants with close crop management during this period.
As the saying goes, “the key to growing crops is good management”.
RLF Manager for the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Zhao Daqing recently visited the local corn growers. By sharing the demonstration farmer’s fertiliser and management approach during this key growth stage for the corn crop, he hopes it will enlighten a vast number of corn growers.
Comparing the Corn Fields
Demonstration Field Fertiliser Program
The product used in the demonstration field:
|15th June 2017||Fertigation with Plant Milk High-N at 2.5 Jin (1.5 kg) per mu land.|
|23rd June 2017||Fertigation with Plant Milk High-K at 2.5 Jin (1.5 kg) per mu land.|
|29th June 2017||Fertigation with Plant Milk High-K at 2.5 Jin (1.5 kg) per mu land.|
|9th July 2017||Fertigation with Plant Milk High-K at 2.5 Jin (1.5 kg) per mu land.|
Control Field Fertiliser Program
Observations and Measurements
The RLF Sales and Support Team selected and compared the corn from both the Demonstration and Control Fields. They also conducted field measurements and records on the plant height, ear height, ear length, stem diameter and leaf width of corn.
The specific data was as follows :
Comparison on stem diameter
Benefits of the Products Used on Corn
The excellent results :