Where zinc deficiency in corn occurs on Kentucky soils it has been corrected by applying 3 to 6 pounds of elemental zinc per acre in the row at planting time. In some areas of the state, corn planters with row fertilizer attachments are not generally used, raising the question as to library the amount of zinc required when broadcast applications are made.
Through the cooperation of Clarence Mitchell, Area Extension Specialist, a field was located where the 1966 corn crop showed zinc deficiency. Since the field was to be planted in corn (Connecticut 860) in 1967, a field trial with broadcast applications of zinc was conducted.
Miller, Harold F., "Response of Corn to Broadcast Applications of Zinc" (1968). Agronomy Notes. 195.