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How to increase Maize yield in Mexico


By applying Multi-npK in side dressing, the fertilizer increased revenues per hectare




Country / locationMexico, Sonora State
ObjectivesIncrease yields
Haifa product testedMulti-npK
Application methodSide dressing
Tested treatment2 x (100 + 100 kg/ha) + Foliar: 5 kg/ha at tasseling
Control treatment results5.5 MT/ha
Best treatment results8.5 MT/ha
Characteristics of best treatmentYield increase: 3.0 MT/ha
Yield price: 172 $US/MT
Grower’s increased revenue from yield: 516 US$/ha
Cost of treatment (application + material) 124 US$/ha
Net benefit of best treatment392 US$/ha
Benefit/Cost ratio392 / 124 = 3.16
ConclusionsThe benefit from combined application is clear. Foliar app. should be tried by itself, to find it’s specific contribution.
ReferenceVeterinaria del Pacifico-Sonora, Mexico. Rottenberg


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