Cornhusker Economics

By Taro Mieno, Jaeseok Hwang, and David S. Bullock

In agricultural research, particularly in corn production research, nitrogen management garners significant attention due to its dual impact on farm profitability and environmental health. Excessive nitrogen application can lead to groundwater contamination, affecting drinking water quality, and contribute to the eutrophication of water bodies. However, this blog post shifts the spotlight to another critical aspect of corn production: seed rate management. The cost of corn seed—often higher than that of fertilizer—makes seed rate management a key determinator of a farm’s corn production profitability.


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