Articles Tagged with ''nitrogen''

Examine Application Methods To Get The Most From Fertilizer

No-tillers who utilize tissue sampling, band fertilizers, scout for nutrient deficiencies and know the limitations of their soil types can squeeze more bushels of corn from productive no-till soils.
While there are plenty of tools available today for no-tillers to grow high-yielding corn, failure to use all of them can cause corn yield to be left on the table.
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Carbon Sequestration In Biomass Crop Production

Findings at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA's chief intramural scientific research agency, support the USDA priority of developing new sources of bioenergy.


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Applying Nitrogen To Wheat Before Green-Up

Each year producers ask the question: When is the best time to apply nitrogen to wheat? Also, is it ok to apply nitrogen on frozen ground? For any nitrogen application the question to ask is when does the crop need nitrogen. Wheat does not require large amounts of nitrogen until stem elongation (Feekes Growth Stage 6), which is the middle or the end of April depending on the location in state. Ohio research has shown no yield benefit from applications made prior to this time period. Soil organic matter or nitrogen applied at planting generally provides sufficient nitrogen for early growth until stem elongation.


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4 Reasons To Avoid Tankmixing Insecticide With Nitrogen On Wheat For 2014

Recent research from North Carolina has suggested that there are times where tankmixing an insecticide with your nitrogen can be cheaper than using scouting and thresholds for cereal leaf beetle. The biggest reason for this is because there is a yield penalty for driving over wheat after jointing and because scouting costs money. However, there are a number of reasons why I do not recommend this for 2014.


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Maximizing Nitrogen Uptake In Soybeans

After talking with many farmers throughout Ohio during this years Extension meetings, one common question keeps popping up: What about nitrogen application to soybean? Yes, soybean plants have high nitrogen requirements due to the high protein content of grain. On average, approximately 4 pounds of nitrogen is removed per bushel of grain.
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Using Palisade PGR To Improve Wheat Performance

Plant lodging can be very detrimental to the quality and yield of wheat grain. During the spring of 2012, a plant growth regulator, Palisade, was registered for use in the United States by Syngenta Crop Protection Inc. The product curtails the plants ability to produce a growth hormone resulting in thicker stems and shorter internodes.


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Keeping Nitrogen In The Root Zone

Todays modern agricultural practices are dependent on the use of commercial fertilizers to boost productivity levels to new heights. Some call nitrogen the transformational nutrient for its contribution to the dramatic increase in productivity that has occurred since the 1950s.
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Identifying And Responding To Soybean Inoculation Failures

Soybeans obtain up to 70% of their total nitrogen requirement from biological nitrogen fixation conducted by Rhizobia bacteria colonies (nodules) living on soybean roots. If the nodules fail to form, the plants will become deficient in nitrogen and significant yield reductions can occur.
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