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Anhydrous Ammonia Top Nitrogen Source

March 22, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
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Around one-third of farmers stated NH3 as their primary nitrogen source in a recent Farm Journal Pulse.

 
Farm Journal Pulse
The beautiful weather in many parts of the country has let farmers get a jump-start on working ground and spreading fertilizer.
 
In Lawrence County, Ark., a farmer reports to AgWeb Crop Comments: During the last two weeks, everyone has been working ground, moving dirt and putting out pre-fertilizer like it was the 1st of April.
 
A farmer from Johnson County, Ind., also reports seeing lots of applications. "Anhydrous and dry fertilizer applications, along with early pre-emergence spraying and seed bed prep, going strong."
 
So, when farmers are fertilizing their fields, what type of nitrogen source are they using?
 
According to this week’s Farm Journal Pulse, a text message poll of farmers and ranchers, anhydrous ammonia, NH3, is supplying around one-third of the nitrogen need for crop production.
 
More than 1,400 farmers replied to the question: What is your primary source of nitrogen?
 
Here are the results:
 
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NH3 received the most votes by far, while UAN32 and UAN 28 were about equal in use. Less than 20% of respondents replied they use a combination of nitrogen sources.

 

See which parts of the country are most concerned with locking in their input costs with our interactive Farm Journal Pulse map.
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