Friday in the Field Focuses on Nitrogen Management

Joanna Schroeder

logosAgro Liquid, in partnership with AgPhD, is hosting a Friday in the Field event with a focus on responsible nitrogen management. The event is taking place on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in Michigan, at the North Central Research Station. Attendees will learn about experiments conducted to determine the best nitrogen management practices, as nitrogen is one of the largest input costs for a growers.

The experiments consisted of a series of nitrogen rates that were applied to corn plots in two states after planting. Some plots received only 50 pounds of nitrogen (as UAN) with the intention of applying more at sidedress time. In these plots, different nitrogen guidance tools were  employed to determine sidedress application rates:

  • Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Test, or PSNT
  • Weather monitoring tools
  • Farmer’s ‘Instinct’ where each option was applied to a sidedress plot, and yields will be compared at season’s end. These will also be compared to the single early applications, as well as the ‘same-as-always’ application rate.

Which of these will provide the best yield response? Which will prove most profitable? Learn the answers at the AgroLiquid / Ag PhD Friday in the Field Learning Experience. For those who can’t attend, the experiments will be replicated at AgroExpo taking place in Michigan August 16-18, 2106. Click here for more information and to register.

Events, Fertilizer, Nitrogen