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How Efficiency Affects Farm Profitability?

 

CORN PRICES PER BUSHEL

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Corn price

(per bushel)

$3.61 $3.62 $3.56 $3.56 $3.55 $3.54 $3.53 $3.52





 

 

 

FERTILIZERS AS A DOMINANT INPUT IN CORN PRODUCTION

Corn yield attributed to fertilizers% of fertilizer out of total production costsEffect of efficient fertilizer use on corn yields
58% 25%-30% 17%-35% in average
Fertilizers contribute to yield more than any other factor Fertilizers are a primary expense in corn production Becoming more efficient is the only way farmers can become more profitable



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In corn production, timing of nutrient application is crucial.

 Corn absorbs 50% of its nitrogen requirement within a 30-day period only.

 Splitting nitrogen applications, improves results and minimizes risks.

 Phosphorus is vulnerable to losses by runoff.

 59% of corn's yields is attributed to fertilizers.

 Fertilizers acount for 30%  of the total production costs of corn production.

Zinc deficiency in corn may result in losses of 15 bu.- 20 bu. of corn per acre.