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AGRONOMY UPDATE

The Importance of Nitrogen Timing and Placement

Published on Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Nitrogen (N) application timing and placement is important to farmers in Missouri who face nitrogen loss from denitrification and leaching.

In this latest agronomy upate, I am joined by our summer intern, Amy Johnson, and PFR Partner, Adam Casner, as we discuss the PFR Partners study taking place near Carrollton, MO

The goal of this N timing and placement study is to determine how to best optimize N in the toughest of Missouri River Bottom soils. Past PFR Proven™ data has shown that the most effective practice to date is to apply 30 lb./A. of N down as preplant, followed by 160 lb./A. as sidedress, for a total of 190 lb./A. of N before the corn reaches the V3 growth stage. Sometimes, Mother Nature doesn't allow us to get into the river bottom to sidedress when the corn needs the N. In this study, we are evaluating a modified preplant strategy where a portion of the N (50 lb./A) is strip-till applied as ammonium sulfate and SUPERU®, in addition to the preplant anhydrous. We will measure the performance of both the traditional and modified preplant N application strategies, with and without sidedress N applied.
 
Check out this video to learn more about this study and why it's so important for Missouri farmers.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Beck's representative.

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