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Kansas Wheat: How Much Nitrogen Do You Need for Topdressing?

Kansas Wheat: How Much Nitrogen Do You Need for Topdressing?

👤By Sandra Wick, Kansas State University Crop Production Agent 🕔Jan 19, 2018

You might think it is too early to think about fertility management for your wheat, but now is a good time to start planning for topdressing nitrogen (N) application on your winter wheat crop. The first task is to access

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South Carolina: 5 Factors for High Yields in Corn, Soybeans

South Carolina: 5 Factors for High Yields in Corn, Soybeans

👤By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Missy Bauer, an independent crop consultant with B & M Crop Consulting in Coldwater, Michigan, spoke to 250 growers attending the South Carolina State Corn and Soybean Growers Meeting in early December. Bauer advised the group that there are 5 factors

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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

👤By Daniel Kaiser, Paulo Pagliari, and Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff. As soil temperatures move toward freezing, the chance of nutrients

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Minnesota: Fall N Loss – Do These Scenarios Apply to You?

Minnesota: Fall N Loss – Do These Scenarios Apply to You?

👤By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota Extension Educators 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Not all fall-applied nitrogen sources are equal. Fall-applied anhydrous ammonia behaves very differently than fall-applied urea. Anhydrous ammonia is as harmful to microorganisms as it is to people, so the microbes that convert ammonium to nitrate in the soil are

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Minnesota: How to Assess Fall N Loss

Minnesota: How to Assess Fall N Loss

👤By Greg Klinger and Anne Struffert, University of Minnesota Extension Educators 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Substantial nitrogen loss from fall applied fertilizer can happen under a few key conditions: Warm temperatures (especially above 50°) that increase the activity of nitrifying microorganisms A large portion of nitrogen in the soil in the form of nitrate nitrogen

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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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