It has been long recognized that proper use of starter fertilizers can increase corn yields and net profits. Numerous options are available in choice of product, placement and rate of starter fertilizers, with these choices having impacts on profits because of either the size of yield response and/or cost of application. A multi-year study was initiated in 2008 designed to evaluate yield and economic response of corn to various starter fertilizer products, placement options and rates when bulk N fertilizer was either applied pre-plant or side-dress. This report summarizes results from 2011 for starter fertilizer treatments that were common across the various sites.

Read the entire report here: Starter Fertilizers for Corn Revisited: 2011 Summary