Global Maize Project in Mexico: Toluca, México

IPNI-2010-MEX-GM29

The study was started in 2009 in Toluca, State of México, at an altitude of 2,370 meters above sea level. The objective was to compare the effects of six combinations of plant populations and fertilizer applications. Half of the treatments—labeled as intensive management—included high plant populations and the application of a complete fertilizer formula (90 kg P2O5/ha, 90 kg K2O/ha, 44 kg MgO/ha, 50 kg S/ha, and 3 kg Zn/ha). Read more


Year of initiation:2010
Year of completion:2010
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Interpretive Summary

The study was started in 2009 in Toluca, State of México, at an altitude of 2,370 meters above sea level. The objective was to compare the effects of six combinations of plant populations and fertilizer applications. Half of the treatments—labeled as intensive management—included high plant populations and the application of a complete fertilizer formula (90 kg P2O5/ha, 90 kg K2O/ha, 44 kg MgO/ha, 50 kg S/ha, and 3 kg Zn/ha).

México’s central highlands include highly productive agricultural valleys ranging in altitude between 2,000 and 2,800 meters above sea level (masl). The diversity of environments and farming systems pose varied challenges related to crop nutrition. The study was started in 2009 in Toluca, México State, at an altitude of 2,370 masl to compare the effects of six combinations of plant populations and fertilizer applications.

The corn producing areas of tropical Latin America provide a diverse set of climatic conditions that result in a wide range of yield potentials and consequently nutrient requirements. In tropical areas, latitude and altitude have a profound effect on yield. For these reasons, it is necessary to determine yield potential and attainable yield under the best known management practices. It is also necessary to quantify the effect of such management on nutrient use efficiency, particularly N.

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Project Leader

Benjamín Zamudio González, Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP)


Project Cooperators

None


IPNI Staff

Armando S Tasistro


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ MEX


Topics

global maize project

maize