A recent increase in demand for organic products has led to an increase in the number of producers of organic corn in the United States. The greatest number of organic corn producers are located in Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, and New York. Organic corn is produced on 3.2 million acres across the nation. Organic corn differs from conventionally grown corn because of the national standards set by the USDA for a food product to be labeled “organic.” Organic corn must be grown without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. The pesticides and fertilizers applied to organic corn must be certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI).
Similar to conventional corn, the most common nutrient deficiencies are nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. To reach maturity and maximize yield, organic corn requires various nutrients throughout the growing season. The Andersons offers a selection of OMRI certified products perfectly suited for organic corn production.
Use the images below to diagnose nutrient deficiencies in your organic corn fields.