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May 20, 2010

Maize – a high-performance crop

Whether it is used as a food, feedstuff or as a renewable resource, maize is incomparably versatile. In addition to traditional agricultural uses as silage i.e. grain maize, or as silage plant, maize is increasingly important as a renewable resource. Maize is used in biogas plants or in the production of bioethanol, as an oil-binding agent, as a packaging material and as an impact protection material.

But what turns maize into a high-performance crop?

Maize has shown maximum breeding success and is the most effective plant when it comes to transforming light into carbohydrates. This is what turns it into the best biomass producer in the shortest period of time. This excellent performance, however, may only be achieved by balanced plant nutrition, oriented by the potential yield. Potassium, magnesium, boron and manganese are four very important nutrients, assuring optimal growth and plump kernels.

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