Water Management


Growth State Effects Damage During Drought

While some parts of the country fret about early-season rain events, in Missouri and parts west, corn is coming into the essential R1 stage, just as the weather is drying up. While no-till mitigates moisture concerns to some extent, this article from the University of Missouri shows what to expect if things go south.
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Study: Nitrogen Fixation In Leaves Could Alter Crop Management

The study, recently published in the journal Biology, investigated how bacteria in non-photosynthetic leaf cells of seed plants can naturally provide nitrogen to plants. Currently, inorganic nitrogen fertilizers, such as ammonia or nitrate, are commonly applied to soils, damaging soils, and causing nitrogen runoff that contaminates streams, rivers, and other water bodies.
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