FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:54 PM CDT

Writing the check for nitrogen gets my attention. It's a costly nutrient my crop can't live without, yet it is also painfully mobile. That's a loss my pocketbook and the environment can't withstand.

This winter I visited with Howard Brown, director of nutrient management and environmental stewardship at GROWMARK, Inc. He reminded me it is time for growers to be considering where nitrogen (N) levels are before they plant this spring.

Likewise, Fred Below, University of Illinois crop physiologist said the success of a fall-applied N program depends on the weather we are experiencing right now -- from the middle ...

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