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Benefits of Nitrogen in Corn Production

February 24, 2020 | By Rupp Seeds

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

Nitrogen (N) is a macronutrient for corn, as is phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), and while N is one of the most common elements on earth, N deficiency may be the most common nutrient issue farmers experience. Nitrogen is a major component of amino acids, which function as the building blocks of proteins. Perhaps the major role it plays in all plants is as a component of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, that is essential for photo synthesis. Adequate N availability in corn allows the plant to reach its genetic yield potential.

Check out this online Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator to help you determine the most economical N application rate.
Learn more about the benefits of nitrogen and the repercussions of N shortage in this issue of SeedScoop.

Benefits of Nitrogen in Corn Production