When Is It Safe to Apply Nitrogen?

November 28, 2010 04:54 AM
 

In every episode of Corn College TV, the Farm Journal Field Agronomists tackle a farmer’s question from the field. In episode 6, the team answers a question about nitrogen application timing and potential loss.

With an early harvest and warm weather through the fall, strip-tillers welcomed the cooperative weather. But, many were asking when is the right time to hook up the tanks and apply nitrogen when building strips that early?

“We’re on the right track in building the strips when the soil conditions are fit,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “But this fall, in September when many were heading to the field, they realized it was too warm to apply nitrogen with that pass.”

The risk of staying too warm was higher than the range of what inhibitors can do.

“In these types of conditions, build the strip without nitrogen and return in the spring to apply the nitrogen,” he says.

Learn more in Episode 6 of Corn College TV.

Episode6 AskanAgron

Back to news


RELATED CONTENT

Comments

 
Spell Check

No comments have been posted to this News Article

Corn College TV Education Series

2014_Team_Shot_with_Logo

Get nearly 8 hours of educational video with Farm Journal's top agronomists. Produced in the field and neatly organized by topic, from spring prep to post-harvest. Order now!

Markets

Market Data provided by Barchart.com
brought-by
Close