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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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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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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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Nitrogen Utilization Directly Affects Groundwater Quality, Says Study

Nitrogen Utilization Directly Affects Groundwater Quality, Says Study

👤From Aarhus University 🕔Sep 26, 2017

Nitrogen surplus from agriculture has a clear effect on the nitrogen status of the groundwater, according to 70 years of Danish measurement data. A 70 years time-series of monitoring data relays a clear message: When farmers apply more nitrogen to

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Texas Corn: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

Texas Corn: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

👤By Stephen Biles and Geri Kline, Texas AgriLife Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 25, 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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Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

Minnesota: How to Estimate Nitrogen Loss from Leaching

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Sep 21, 2017

The nitrogen cycle dictates the form and movement of nitrogen in the soil and in plants. Given adequate time and temperature, nitrogen in the soil will convert to the nitrate form, which is susceptible to loss in two pathways: denitrification,

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