Applying fertilizers to fields of summer grains, such as corn, sorghum, millet and other grains, is essential to ensure healthy growth and good production.

During the summer, high temperatures and increased plant demand for nutrients make proper fertilization even more important.

At Agroferti we have a varied range of products that will take optimal care of your crops, ensuring the health of the plants and future productions.

Today we explain some recommendations to take into account when applying fertilizer to summer cereals:

  1. Soil analysis: Before carrying out any fertilization, it is essential to carry out an analysis of the substrate. This will provide information on the levels of nutrients present in the soil and will allow determining which ones should be added additionally. Soil analysis also helps avoid overuse of fertilizers.
  2. Base fertilization: Before sowing, it is advisable to apply fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K). These nutrients are essential for initial plant growth and the formation of strong roots. The specific amount of fertilizer to use will depend on soil test recommendations and the needs of the specific crop.
  3. Cover Fertilization: During the growth of summer cereals, they may need more nutrients to reach their full potential. Coverage fertilization can be carried out at the appropriate time according to the development of the crop. Nitrogen is particularly important during this stage to stimulate vegetative growth.
  4. Irrigation and fertilization: In areas where irrigation is necessary, it is important to coordinate irrigation with fertilization. Water availability plays a crucial role in nutrient uptake by plants. Ensure irrigation and fertilizer application are adequate and well-timed to optimize resource use and improve production.
  5. Consider micronutrients: In addition to macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium), summer cereals also require micronutrients, such as iron, zinc, manganese and boron, among others. These nutrients are needed in very small quantities but are crucial for plant health and development. If soil analysis indicates micronutrient deficiencies, specific fertilizers can be applied to correct them.

Remember that each crop has specific nutritional requirements. For them, you have at your disposal our team of professionals who will make the necessary recommendations to get the best out of the fields.

Adequate fertilization is a fundamental pillar to achieve successful summer cereal production and maintain the sustainability of the agricultural cropping system.

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