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Belonging to the poacea family (grasses), maize is a tropical herbaceous crop. It is a relatively nutrient-hungry crop that tends to give value to organic nitrogen.

Used as feed or seed, it is an energy-rich crop that can supplement a grass-based diet.

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The minimum return planting time for maize in a rotation is 4 years.

The two main criteria for selecting the place of maize in crop rotation are its high nitrogen requirements and the fight against weeds. Pests and diseases are minor and have a lesser impact on the choice.

Favourable preceding crops for maize are: legumes, rye, spelt, potatoes, open field vegetables, catch crops or green manure containing legumes. Barley, triticale, leys and lucerne can also be good preceding crops. It is not recommended to plant maize after soyabean, sunflower or beetroot which have weeds identical to those found in maize.

Success factors

Fertilisation

Absorption and export table of the main fertilising elements (in kg/ha)

Azote

A
210

P2O5

A
80
E
50

K2O

A
280
E
35

CaO

A
30
E
10

MgO

A
30
E
15

SO3

A
60
E
25

A : Assimilated    E : Exported

Kinetics of nutrient absorption in maize (for 100 cwt/hectare)

Nitrogen fertilisation is crucial for maize yield potential.

Maize is a relatively demanding plant in terms of potassium and phosphorus. A potassium deficiency causes chlorosis along the leaves.

Maize yield can be impacted by three key secondary elements: zinc, magnesium and manganese.


Our organic agriculture solutions

Période d’application:
Before planting

Objective: enhancing added organic and the soil for higher productivity

  • Improving your soil and organic inputs (enhanced farming or return on investment)
  • Improving the availability of elements for better growth and yield
  • Good quantity forage (FUM, total nitrogenous materials)

In addition, our various media will also provide calcium and sulphur to strengthen the nutrition your soil, etc.

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Period of application:
On establishment

Objective: trong start-up, root growth and stress resistance

  • Good establishment to close the row rapidly: competition from weeds
  • Stimulating root development for more exploration and yield
  • Improving stress tolerance for improved yield (quality)

In addition, our different media will also bring phosphorus and potassium, necessary for growth and starch storage etc.

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Period of application:
On establishment

Objective: Stimulating the growth of crops for better quality

  • Stimulating root growth
  • Increasing soil fertility by providing organic elements (NPK)
  • Improving nutrient absorption

In addition, our different media will also bring, for example, potassium, necessary for growth and starch accumulation etc.

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