Starter fertilizer is a crucial part of the soil fertility program, especially if you aim to take advantage of the benefits of planting earlier in the growing season. An in-furrow boost when soils are cold and wet ensures seeds have direct access to the nutrients they need during the most critical growth stage—before the sixth leaf, when maximum corn ear size is determined.
We recommend a normal use rate of five gallons per acre, but your product and rate will be determined by what we believe will be most profitable for you based on our soil testing program, your other fertilizer applications, and years of field tested experience. We will help you set up your starter fertilizer system so you don’t have to stop and fill more frequently than you do for seed.
Precision placement is crucial.
As seeds germinate, their internal nutrient sources—starches and sugars— are quickly used up. Plants looking for additional nutrient sources find them quickly when high-quality starter fertilizer is used. Banded starter fertilizer outperforms broadcast fertilizer by providing a 49.7 times greater concentration of nutrients in the root zone.
Crop Choice Starter Fertilizer: