Field Crops and Agriculture / Studies and Tests

Utah Corn Success

A farmer in Venice, Utah tried AZOMITE® with corn and reported the following:

May 17, 2009 – Spread AZOMITE® at 135 pounds per acre and plowed it 4-6 inches into the soil. Then leveled and watered the ground.

May 28, 2009 – Planted corn seed and banded with liquid nitrogen fertilizer.

July 1, 2009  – Watered the corn seed for the first time.

July 24, 2009 – The corn was already 4-5 feet tall, watered with a liquid fertilizer.

The corn reacted quickly to the AZOMITE®. The color of the corn stalks turned dark green. The corn looked the healthiest in the valley with its healthy color, good stand, big stalks and really big leaves. Once chopped, it weighed 27 tons per acre, which is extremely good considering it was only watered three times. The farmer could not believe the results because normally, corn should be watered every 15 days.

Farmers in the local valley all fertilized with commercial products. The corn with the AZOMITE® was planted 3-4 weeks later and it outgrew the others. The farmer who used the AZOMITE® will continue to use AZOMITE® forever. He shared the lesson he learned from all this, “Always treat your soil with the minerals and trace elements that are needed to allow the soil to perform its best."