NEWS
Fixated on Nitrogen
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Thu Jan 2, 2014 09:05 AM CST

There has been a lot of talk in the industry about applying nitrogen on soybeans to drive yields to the next level. University researchers, industry agronomists and farmers have been trying it with mixed results. However, every so often, we learn that a farmer has used it successfully to increase yield.

We all know soybeans are legumes that fix nitrogen. The question is do they fix enough nitrogen to produce 60, 80 or even 100 bushel soybeans?

According to data from the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI), soybeans require approximately 5 pounds of nitrogen to produce a bushel of grain. ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Exporters Report Soybean Sales
USDA Reports Soy Sales
USDA Reports Soybean Sales
Brazil Invests in Ag - 2
USDA Reports Soybean Sale
USDA Reports Soybean, Corn Sales
Foothold in the Feed Bin
Exporters Report Soybean Sale
Who Burned the Beans?
Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy