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Foliar fertilization in maize

Maize is one of the most important crops for farming. The cultivated area increased over the last years. The demand for silage corn is growing due to its increasing use as a biogas substrate, also cattle and pig feed place high demand on the quantity and quality of the crop in the form of silage, grain, and CCM corn.

The needs-based, optimized fertilization not only provides the best conditions for a high-yield harvest. Qualitative characteristics such as energy, starch content and digestibility can be also influenced by the targeted supply of nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and micronutrients. The sustainability plays an important role in fertilizer management for corn.

Nitrate and phosphate losses should be avoided, instead high nutrient demand should be answered with high nutrient availability at the right time.

In case of unfavourable weather conditions, Herbosol® with 0.4 l/ha can be applied in combination with pre-emerge herbicides to avoid shifting of ai’s into the root zone.

Spray schedule maize - When to apply Lebosol® fertiliser?

Download our practical spraying plan for maize, known as the application calendar or fertilization plan, which includes Lebosol® foliar fertilizers, in PDF format. This calendar offers a complete overview of the recommended timings and objectives for using our fertilizers, specifically tailored for maize crops.

Easily determine the optimal moments to apply our products, ensuring efficient and effective fertilization. By synchronizing the timing of fertilization with Lebosol®, you can maximize growth potential and seize every critical opportunity. Don't miss out on enhancing your maize crop's performance!

Open spray schedule

Fertilisation via the leaf in maize

The supply of main and micronutrients via the leaf offers the advantage that the nutrients are immediately available at the right time and in the right place.

A slower growth due to cold weather or stress situations, as well as drought or waterlogging, leads to yield losses already at the 6 - 8 leaf stage. 

Blue purple coloured leaves are clear indication of phosphorus deficiency. Necrotic leaf tips with whitening areas can be the reason for herbicide damage and reaction on cold temperatures.

Macro – and micronutrients

Liquid fertilizers such as Lebosol®-Magphos or Lebosol®-PK-Max are suitable remedies for growth stagnating young plants. High phosphorus content is a rapid source of energy in these cases.

For efficient supply, single nutrient products with boron, zinc or manganese can be applied. In practice, these liquid fertilizers can be combined with herbicide treatments in BBCH 6-8. A tank mix with fungicides should also be feasible. 

Key function of amino acids in herbicide stress situation

Herbicides, especially sulfonylureas, often cause stress in corn. Cell growth and cell division are regulated by phytohormones, which in turn are produced from proteins, i.e. amino acids. In order to support the plant in stress situations for detoxification and compensation of the herbicide active substances, we recommend the direct application of amino acids in the form of Aminosol® together with the herbicide.

Aminosol® will help the plant to overcome stress after herbicide application and to metabolise herbicide active substances.

In unfavorable weather situations, the use of soil herbicides also leads to stress (rain after application). Here, the addition of 0.4 l/ha of Herbosol® can prevent the active ingredient from being displaced too quickly.