Corn is the only cultural representative of the Corn family of the cereal family. At first glance, it may seem that this is an unpretentious annual plant, which is not entirely true. Corn can please the farmer with a good harvest only if it is fed well. Moreover, it must be grown on fertile soil.
The plant is quite demanding, consumes nutrients during the entire period of growth and development. Moreover, corn will not grow at all if the seeds are sown in acidic soil. For this cereal, loose and nitrogen-rich soil is most acceptable. Therefore, farmers try to allocate the highest quality plots for this plant, having fertilized them with manure in advance. Depending on the type of soil, the fertilizer application rate varies from 40-60 tons per hectare (for the northern regions or Polesie) to 8-10 centners in the steppes.
To accomplish the task, both organic and mineral fertilizers can be used. The plant most of all requires potassium and nitrogen from minerals, but you should also not forget about phosphorus, especially during the periods of the formation of the root system. This fertilizer should be supplied in the required amount during flowering and maturation of the plant.
The main types of fertilizers:
You also need to consider: when corn is grown in acidic soil, liming will be required in advance. Otherwise, fertilizing cereals, even in large quantities, will be useless.
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