Soil results show no need for and extra P and K for maize so just 150kg/ha seed bed Nitrogen recommended. How much AN can be put down the spout on the drill without negative effects? Any advise appreciated. Thanks
I was always told maize was lazy and unless it had the fertiliser down the shout to get it going then it will get off to a slower start regardless of the index’swhy would you put DAP down the spout with the amount of P in the cake? just put some N down the spout and top dress if needed
why would you put DAP down the spout with the amount of P in the cake? just put some N down the spout and top dress if needed
But the crop will have 170kg/ha of readily available phosphate. I wouldn’t personally waste money on expensive fert to wash into the soil when organic matter has been incorporated
The placement of the phosphate is important. I have seen cock-ups with starter fertiliser on all kinds of soils, even on those with high background fertility, those seminal roots need to hit phosphate ASAP or it stunts the plant.
what would you recommend alongside purely FYM, purely cake and mixture?
What are your P and K indices?
Most people I had growing maize applied no extra nitrogen because it didn't seem to provide any benefit. The 50kg of DAP seemed ample. Don't forget sulphur.