Plotting for Big 2017 Corn Yields, Returns

In your area, planting has likely either started, or it’s soon approaching. We at believe in helping our growers to make the right decisions now in order to generate big yields and returns later at harvest.

We’re excited about the potential of our new BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn seed treatment to both improve yields and returns. Trials have indicated that yields may increase by as much as 10 percent if corn has the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn treatment applied. Additionally, our tests have shown a 443 percent return on investment per acre, assuming that corn prices average $3.58 per bushel.

BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn blends multiple nutrients that corn seeds and seedlings need to support good emergence and development. As a dry planter box treatment, BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn positions nutrients to be easily accessible to the germinating and growing crop.

The nutrients in the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn blend are calcium, magnesium, sulfur, cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. For corn, the zinc is particularly important. Without adequate zinc, corn stunting may occur. This is due to the zinc supporting vital metabolic reactions, growth and development. Plus, it has an effect on plants forming carbohydrates, protein and chlorophyll, according to a guide from the University of Minnesota.

To give growers the opportunity to try BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn, we at have introduced the BigSmartPlots program. It enables growers to select and design their own BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn research plots. In a plot, which may be as small as 50 acres, the grower plants corn seed treated with BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn. Then, at harvest, the grower reports the plot’s yield data and experiences with the product to the team.

We also have a limited number of free BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn test kits available to growers. The test kits enable growers to run their own tabletop version of a BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn trial. In this video, Kent Kauffman of shares more information about setting up the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn test kits. Because we have limited test kits available, call soon to request yours!

Good nutrition, such as supplying nutrients in the BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn, is just one fundamental to raising a good corn crop. This story from AgWeb shares other important tips — ensuring that your planter is set for the upcoming busy season.

To learn more about the BigSmartPlots program or get a BigYieldCoat Corn +Zn test kit, contact us anytime.

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