Tony Licht

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Managing Fall-Applied Nitrogen

Posted by Tony Licht on 11/5/19 9:00 AM
Managing nitrogen fertilizer applications and especially fall applied nitrogen is important for optimal plant nutrient availability, crop growth, and ultimately yield. Nitrogen is one of the three primary nutrients needed for crop production and is a mobile nutrient in the soil. Losses of nitrogen can lead to less return on investment on fertilizer dollars spent and have environmental consequences.  Applications of nitrogen in the fall may be favorable to some farm operations to spread out workload and reduce the potential for spring field compaction. Some factors to consider before applying nitrogen in the fall are soil temperatures, forecast air temperatures, and using a nitrogen stabilization product.   
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Premier Crop Systems, based out of Des Moines, IA, started in 1999 to deliver better agronomic decisions through data analysis that lead to higher yields, increased profits and more sustainable practices for customers. 

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