After planting, corn growers must continue making critical decisions to ensure a good harvest. One key decision is how to manage their sidedress nitrogen application in a way that maximizes N use efficiency and increases yields.
This is extremely important given today’s market. According to USDA’s latest “World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report” (July 2019), the season-average farm price for corn is $3.70 per bushel.
During periods of low or declining commodity prices, it is critical to increase yields to lower the cost of production per bushel.