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Micronutrient Strategy
Tue Jan 8, 2013 02:19 PM CST

Micronutrients are measured in parts per million, but small amounts of the right nutrients help in your march for bigger corn yields, especially as you approach the 300-bushel barrier.

Dean Lievens is the ag technology manager with River Valley Co-op, in Davenport, Iowa. This year, Lievens and farmers in the Iowa-Illinois area are trying a new fertilizer product from The Mosaic Company (MicroEssentials SZ) that combines nitrogen, phosphorus, sulfur and zinc into a single granule. The MicroEssentials product costs about $12 per acre more than traditional phosphate fertilizer products, Lievens explains. But in ...

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