To achieve your maize crop’s full potential you should be focussed on two strategies
For more information about the nutritional requirements of maize, please read our blog: Foliar phosphate boosts the establishment of maize.
When it comes to reducing abiotic stress the focus is on limiting the effects of extreme weather events on the crop such as drought.
In the hope of protecting Maize crops from abiotic stress, Yara trialled the use of YaraVita Biotrac along with YaraVita CROP BOOST. YaraVita Biotrac is a liquid biostimulant combining a blend of nutrients and bioactive compounds extracted from the algae Ascophyllum nodosum.
Yara knows all too well that a farmer's crop can live and die on the whims of the weather, so we have developed a product designed specifically to protect crops against the stresses of inclement weather. It will help crops during periods of high metabolic demand in order to stimulate flowering, fruit set and improve yield quality and quantity.
In contains a broad range of carefully selected bioactive compounds and nutrients including:
Trial results were really positive: we saw Maize yields increase by over 10%. The margin over input cost of this increase is £125/ha.
For more information about the product, take a look at the YaraVita Biotrac product information page.