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Georgia Wheat: 5 Early Season Production Tips

Georgia Wheat: 5 Early Season Production Tips

👤By Jeremy Kichler, University of Georgia County Extension Agent 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Over the last couple of days I have received a few questions concerning wheat.  Below are some thoughts about early season wheat production and how those decisions can affect yield. 1. Planting Dates:  According to the 2017/18 UGA Wheat Production Guide. The optimum window for wheat

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Illinois Fertilizer: Nitrogen Prices, Costs Lower for 2018

Illinois Fertilizer: Nitrogen Prices, Costs Lower for 2018

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Nitrogen fertilizer prices are averaging lower now than in any time since September 2008. These lower prices could translate into roughly a $10 per acre saving in nitrogen fertilizer for the coming 2018 production year. Further savings may be possible

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Texas Wheat: Crediting Soil N Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Yield

Texas Wheat: Crediting Soil N Can Cut Costs Without Cutting Yield

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Nov 10, 2017

One of the foremost questions on many wheat producers’ minds this year is “Will I make any money on wheat?” While it is true wheat prices are down and many budgets are in the red, there are some steps that can

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Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The substantial rain that fell over central and northern Illinois between October 5 and 15 mostly soaked into the soil that was dried out by crop water use, and harvest has moved back to full speed in most areas. With

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Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

Michigan: Nutrient Removal Rates by Crop

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

As crops are being harvested and grain is taken to the storage or elevator, it is time to recognize the amount of nutrients that are removed from your field by this grain, particularly the three major macronutrients: nitrogen (N), phosphorus

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Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

👤By Jeff Vetsch, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil temperatures are dropping and moving toward the 50 degree threshold for fall nitrogen applications. If you’re thinking about fall applications, should you use an inhibitor? Our research shows that nitrification inhibitors can protect fall nitrogen against loss and increase the

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Fertilizer: Leaving Anhydrous Behind? – DTN

Fertilizer: Leaving Anhydrous Behind? – DTN

👤By Jim Patrico, Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Oct 10, 2017

It’s been three years since Greg Carson and his father, R.J., said goodbye to anhydrous ammonia on their Marion, Iowa, corn and soybean farm. For years prior to that, they’d followed the same rituals as many Iowa corn farmers: anhydrous

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Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Maximizing the opportunity for crops to take up fertilizer nitrogen can boost yields while decreasing the loss of N to the environment. When N fertilizer is emitted into the air from the soil surface as nitrous oxide (N2O) gas, otherwise

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Texas Cotton: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

Texas Cotton: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Two trials were conducted in 2017 the objective to evaluate the effect of reducing by the amount of residual nitrogen found in soil tests at depths up to 24 inches. Each of these trials were conducted with large plots in

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Illinois Corn: Using the N Rate Calculator – Frequently Asked Questions

Illinois Corn: Using the N Rate Calculator – Frequently Asked Questions

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

A group of people who work on nitrogen fertilizer met in 2004 to talk about an alternative to the yield-goal-based N recommendation system that had been in widespread use for some three decades. The main concern with the yield-goal-based system

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