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Foundational elements of achieving higher corn yields

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This is the time of the year when many farmers are making plans for planting and the upcoming growing season.

Robby Meeker, LG Seeds agronomist, says that in order to achieve higher corn yields a farmer must have three key areas in order. Genetic selection, balanced nutrition, and plant health.

With plant nutrition being a cornerstone of a big corn crop, Meeker says the three big key components of nutrition are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

Nutrient application efficiency has come into focus with high input costs and rising environmental standards.

Robby Meeker says that the final piece to the puzzle of a high yield corn crop is keeping the plant healthy as long as possible.

For more info reach out to your local LG Seeds agronomist or visit www.LGSeeds.com