Grow More Corn With Drip
Every season is a race to produce higher yields with fewer resources. Drip irrigation is the ‘no brainer’ solution for pushing yields higher than ever by giving you a more precise method to control your water and nutrient.
The Challenge For Farmers
Corn reacts dramatically to water, nutrients and radiation. But while radiation is usually a given, you can control your corn’s exposure to water and nutrients. While traditional irrigation systems like flood and pivot give you some control, they’re also inefficient and less uniform in the way they apply water. This becomes even more evident across different soil types, so they make it hard to ensure you get uniformly better crops. These traditional irrigation methods are also not relevant to uneven topography or odd shaped fields.
Get Higher Yields With Drip
As a field management tool, drip irrigation provides growers with precise control over the root zone environment during the plant’s critical growth stages. Maintaining optima, uniform soil moisture levels with outstanding aeration while delivering precise quantities of nutrients and water directly to each plant’s root zone. Experienced growers agree that drip irrigation is well suited for maximizing growth and yield potential of corn crops.
Increased Plant Production
More ears mean more yield. The control of the root zone offered by drip irrigation enables yield improvements through increased plant population or narrower rows. The precise control of drip irrigation, delivering water and nutrients directly to the root zone minimizes competition among plants. As new varieties come to market with the ability to tolerate higher plant populations and increased competition, growers tout drip irrigation’s ability to support more yield per acre than with center pivot irrigation.
More Irrigated Acres
Optimized soil conditions, improved nutrient uptake, reduced weed pressure, and improved disease control create an ideal growth environment that in turn supports higher plant populations and promotes higher yields.