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Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: Sorghum Offers Highest Yields in Many Parts of U.S.

Cellulosic Biofuel Crops: Sorghum Offers Highest Yields in Many Parts of U.S.

👤By Debra Levey Larson, University of Illinois 🕔Jan 16, 2018

According to a recent ruling by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 288 million gallons of  must be blended into the U.S. gasoline supply in 2018. Although this figure is down slightly from last year, the industry is still growing

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Fertilizer: Nitrogen Prices On The Rise – DTN

Fertilizer: Nitrogen Prices On The Rise – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 27, 2017

The recent rise in anhydrous prices comes as a big lump of coal in farmers’ stockings right at the holiday season. With already tight crop margins, higher anhydrous prices were not on any farmer’s Christmas list. The average retail price

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Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Farmers, agronomists and other ag professionals with an interest in nutrient management and water issues are encouraged to attend upcoming conferences showcasing the latest research on fertilizer and manure management, water quality and tile drainage, and more.   The Fourth Annual

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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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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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