Tassel Shot

Tasseling Corn Photo: Preston Aust, MSU Extension
Tasseling Corn with adequate nitrogen
Photo: Preston Aust, MSU Extension                                                                          

As most of our early (March) planted corn acres begin to tassel, the question always comes up about the optimum timing for the “Tassel Shot” of nitrogen.  According to Mississippi State University crop specialists, if your corn crop is healthy with adequate nitrogen, then the timing of nitrogen application at tassel is not very critical.  However, if you are nitrogen deficient prior to tassel, then it is very critical that you correct this before your crop reaches tassel where nitrogen  needs are quite high.

For a more detailed explanation on timing your “Tassel Shot” follow the link below.