Nitrogen management is essential to prevent nutrient loss, maximize yield potential and optimize economic return — it’s especially important when your nitrogen program includes a fall application.
While growers are familiar with the unpredictability of the weather, the varying impacts of weather systems in the fall and winter can mean leaving input investments to even more chance.
Do you plan to pull soil samples this fall? Learn why soil samples are valuable and why now is a great time to determine a method of sampling.
DCD or dicyandiamide is the active ingredient found in many fertilizers and additives marketed for their nitrification inhibition properties, including SUPERU fertilizer. SUPERU is a finished fertilizer with 8,500 ppm DCD that is backed by more than 30 years of research and hundreds of trials.
If the 2019 season taught us anything, it’s that things don’t always go according to plan. But that doesn’t mean looking ahead is a fruitless practice. With that in mind, have you started thinking about your 2020 nitrogen plan? A strategically planned anhydrous ammonia application can deliver significant agronomic and operational benefits. But how can you be confident your nutrient investment will still be available when crops need it?
There is resurgence in interest on topdressing nitrogen for a variety of reasons. First, the perception is that top-dressing nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season offers potential benefits in cost and efficiency. Second, recent weather patterns have forced many farmers to either skip or miss the opportunity for fertilizer application prior to or at seeding time. Finally, protein premiums for spring wheat can be enticing at times
Spring will be here before you know it and soon it will be time to be out in the fields once again. And if you’re a western Canadian grower applying anhydrous ammonia, timing is everything since spring weather can be somewhat unpredictable.
We know the value fall nitrogen applications can offer a grower. Between alleviating some of the workload pressure and helping ensure a timely planting in the spring, fall applications operationally make sense for a grower.
It’s no secret: the unpredictability of input costs has growers searching for more opportunities to cut spending—including on nitrogen stabilizers.
As a phosphate-solubilizing plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) product, SYNTHOS nutrient enhancer is designed to convert phosphate-based fertilizer into readily available forms for uptake and use in a variety of crops—making it a must-have for any operation facing phosphorus management challenges.
While many uncertainties are top of mind for growers, weather always seems to remain one of the primary areas of concern as with the arrival of spring comes less than ideal soil conditions—cool, dry or extremely wet.
Despite having a critical role in crop production, phosphorus is one of the most widely deficient nutrient in soils.
When it comes to the agriculture industry, planning ahead and dealing with the unknowns are a way of life. From rainfall, soil conditions, weather forecasts, maintenance and more, even the most efficient operations must be prepared for whatever gets thrown at them.
In recent conversations in the agriculture industry throughout Canada, reducing nitrous oxide emissions associated with fertilizer use has become a hot topic after the Canadian Government announced a goal of reducing nitrous oxide emissions by 30% by 2030.
As a grower, you may not be able to control what you aren’t expecting, but you are capable of protecting your nitrogen investment from denitrification losses.
Despite volatilization and denitrification being the two primary forms of nitrogen loss in Canadian soils, leaching is a third form that, while less common, can be just as detrimental to crops—especially if you are applying UAN or anhydrous ammonia.
As a grower, you take pride in making well thought-out decisions that best benefit your operation. While making these decisions, you may have questions on how to get the most efficiency out of your inputs, including your fertilizer.
Critical to the growth and health of all crops, boron is one of the most important micronutrients for crop production and maximizing yield potential.
When it comes to being a farmer, it is no secret that unpredictability and challenges are a way of life. In fact, most of a farmer’s attention will typically be directed toward applying inputs, controlling pests and weeds, and attempting to analyze weather forecasts.
Zinc was one of the first micronutrients recognized as an essential nutrient vital for plants. This nutrient is needed throughout the growing season for crops to reach their full potential.
It’s a scenario all growers face during planting season. You’ve seen how last year’s crop performed and strategized on how to better meet next year’s goals. To give your crops the best foot forward from the moment the seed goes in the ground, it’s crucial to consider the nutrients that are needed for early growth.
One of the most vital nutrients for crop growth and root development is phosphorus, yet despite its importance, the nutrient is commonly found to be at critically low levels throughout Canadian soils.
Growers have a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a dual inhibitor. It’s important to avoid quick fixes and “too good to be true” solutions. This includes buying into dual inhibitor products that promote effective above and below ground protection when the parts per million (ppm) of active ingredients are not agronomically effective.
WOLF TRAX Dry Dispersible Powder (DDP) micronutrients are owned and produced by Koch Agronomic Services (KAS).