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Maximize Your Fall Forage
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Having enough feed throughout the fall and winter can be an expensive operating cost for growers and ranchers — but fall stockpiling of forage can provide some relief. Stockpiling allows producers to manage these costs and ensure adequate feed supplies throughout the winter.
With the high amount of plant material, warm temperatures and decreased potential of rainfall, late summer urea applications to pastures are susceptible to ammonia volatilization. Using a nitrogen stabilizer like AGROTAIN® can help protect this nitrogen investment. 

A two-year study1 conducted by the University of Georgia on Bermuda grass shows that urea treated by AGROTAIN improved yields, due to reduced ammonia volatilization loss. 
AGROTAIN Bermuda Grass Yield Research  

The research found AGROTAIN reduced ammonia volatilization by more than 63 percent and produced 11 percent more forage yield than untreated urea. 

To get the most out of a forage stockpile, apply nitrogen after the last cutting or grazing. 

1The underlying data was provided by the University of Georgia under a Research Trial Financial Support Agreement with Koch Agronomic Services, LLC and neither the University of Georgia, nor the individual researchers referenced, endorse or recommend any product or service.

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