Sweet Corn Spraying

A consumer prefers sweet corn ears that are free from insects and damage. Growers must implement spraying regimens that will control insect populations before they reach their peaks during the growing season. A mist sprayer will allow a grower to reach into the center rows of their sweet corn blocks with uniform spray patterns that produce results. Sweet corn block sizes need to be planned around the mist sprayer model that is purchased.

A1 Mist Sprayers high and low volume sprayers create smaller, mist size particles in a 0-140′ air stream that stays low to the ground for the best control and uniform coverage, over, under and around plant foliage. Spray your corn directly and spray roadside ditches, waterways, fencerows, field perimeters and hard to reach areas using 1/10th the water and less chemical!

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Foliar feeding is used when insufficient fertilizer was used before planting, when a quick growth response is wanted, when micronutrients (such as iron or zinc) are locked into the soil, or when the soil is too cold for the plants to use the fertilizer applied to the soil. Foliar-applied nutrients are absorbed and used by the plant quite rapidly. Absorption begins within minutes after application and, with most nutrients, is completed within 1-2 days. Foliar nutrition can be a supplement to soil nutrition at a critical time for the plant, but not a substitute, since greater amounts of plant material are needed than what can be absorbed through the plant leaf at any given time.

At transplanting time, an application of phosphorus spray will help in the establishment of young plants in cold soil. For perennial plants, early spring growth is usually limited by cold soil, even when the air is warm. Under such conditions, soil microorganisms are not active enough to convert nutrients into forms available for roots to absorb; yet, if the nutrients were available, the plants could utilize them. A nutrient spray to the foliage will provide the needed nutrients immediately, allowing the plants to begin growth.