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How to increase Maize yield in Mexico

 

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

 

Crop/cultivar

Maize

Country / location Mexico, Sonora State
Objectives Increase yields
Haifa product tested Multi-npK
Application method Side dressing
Tested treatment 2 x (100 + 100 kg/ha) + Foliar: 5 kg/ha at tasseling
Control treatment results 5.5 MT/ha
Best treatment results 8.5 MT/ha
Characteristics of best treatment Yield 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$/ha
Net benefit of best treatment 392 US$/ha
Benefit/Cost ratio 392 / 124 = 3.16
Conclusions The benefit from combined application is clear. Foliar app. should be tried by itself, to find it’s specific contribution.
Reference Veterinaria del Pacifico-Sonora, Mexico. Rottenberg