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2022 NutraDrip Grower Agronomy Meeting

Stephen Schwartz, University of Illinois


Hitting the Mark: Achieving High Yields - Stephen Schwartz University of Illinois

About Stephen:
  • Works in Dr. Below’s lab

  • The overall focus is a physiological approach to nutrient management

Achieving higher corn yields with intensive management: Feed and protect a higher density of the best ‘racehorse’ hybrids.
  • Narrow rows

  • Full season hybrids

  • Banded fertility

  • Subsurface drip irrigation

Achieving higher bean yields with intensive management:
  • Early plant date

  • Narrow rows

  • Foliar protection

  • Fertility, especially through fertigation

  • Season long irrigation

  • The right genetics

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