Benefits of Micronutrients for Corn Production

January 24, 2020 / By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing the benefits of secondary macronutrients for corn production.

Calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), and sulfur (S) are essential plant nutrients for corn production. They are called secondary macronutrients because plants require them in smaller amounts than primary macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium). Long-term cropping practices have removed measurable amounts of these nutrients form the soil. Consequently, secondary macronutrient deficiencies are becoming an increasingly important factor in intensive corn production systems, especially in soils fertilized only with primary macronutrients.

Learn how calcium, magnesium and sulfur contribute to your corn production and how to spot deficiencies in this issue of SeedScoop.

Benefits of Micronutrients for Corn Production