Wet conditions this spring are making nitrogen application to winter wheat fields difficult for farmers. South Dakota State University Extension agronomy specialist Ruth Beck says there are denitrification and leaching concerns with the heavy rains. A nitrogen application made to wheat after tillering can still contribute to protein and yield. “A foliar application is one consideration, but farmers should avoid application during flowering and heading,” says Beck. “Wait until it’s done flowering and do a post application.” Read more.
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