Benefits of Phosphorous for Corn Production

February 12, 2020 / By Rupp Seeds

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

Modern corn products have high nutrient requirements to obtain maximum yield potential. High soil phosphorus (P) levels are essential to obtain high corn yields. Phosphorus can be one of the most overlooked nutrients where maintenance fertilizer applications may not be enough to match the nutrient uptake and removal by the corn crop. By the same token, it is a nutrient that we need to manage to prevent environmental concerns, such as eutrophication of bodies of water. Understanding the season-long importance of P in corn production and how to maintain adequate soil P levels is necessary to sustain high corn yield potentials.

Learn about the role of phosphorus in corn production, how to spot phosphorus deficiency and how to manage it in this issue of SeedScoop.

Benefits of Phosphorous for Corn Production