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Sidedressing nitrogen

Posted by Russel Higgins -

With our recent rain much of the corn in northern Illinois has reached a critical time for sidedress application of nitrogen if nitrogen has not been provided in another form. Recent questions that reached Dr.Fabian Fernandez at the University of Illinois included the need and the procedure necessary for collecting pre-sidedress nitrate tests. Fabians response was that in a year when nitrogen loss potential has been low, it is doubtful the PSNT will provide much information. Dr. Fernandez's entire article can be found here

http://web.extension.illinois.edu/niarc/news/news27473.html


At the NIARC we are continuing N applications, spraying V4 post herbicide applications on corn and applying products to our high yield soybean study.


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