Corn (Hebei, China)

Study details

  • Date: June 12, 2011 – October 3, 2011
  • Location: Shijiazhuang, Hebei, China
  • Soil: Cinnamon soil, loam, 20.3 g/kg organic materials, 1.86 g/kg total nitrogen, 70 mg/kg available phosphor, 110 g/kg available potassium, pH = 8.1
  • Crop variety: Jundan 20
  • Fertilizers: Water soluble particles with B ≥10%, Zn ≥10%, 400 g/mu was spread in the soil when the maize seeds were sowed together with routine fertilization
  • Trial design: 2 treatments, 4 replications, plot area of 20 m2


  • At the application rate of 400 g/mu after routine fertilization:
    • Maize had strong green leaves, large-diameter string stalks, full kernel and high 1000-grain weight
    • Yield was increased by 36.12 kg (7.03%) as compared with routine fertilization


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