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Extend the Grazing Season and Stockpile Forage with Fertilization
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Late spring and summer applications of nitrogen fertilizer on pastures can boost production, but there are risks.

Many growers look to extend their grazing season or stockpile forages with a late spring and summer application of nitrogen fertilizer. These applications are designed to boost cool-season grass growth in order to sustain their cattle throughout the summer and ensure adequate feed supplies throughout the winter. The concern is as temperatures rise throughout spring and into summer, the risk of volatilization rises, too. There are several factors that can impact ammonia volatilization outside of temperature, including surface applications on high residue systems.

So how does a grower ensure their applied nitrogen does what it’s supposed to? They protect it with an enhanced efficiency fertilizer (EEF). EEFs, such as SUPERU® premium fertilizer or ANVOL nitrogen stabilizer, are designed to protect your nitrogen applications from loss.

As a finished, ready-to-use, granular urea fertilizer with both a urease and nitrification inhibitor, SUPERU is designed to protect against all three forms of nitrogen loss – volatilization, denitrification and leaching. Meaning if you’re looking at increased chances of rainfall, your nitrogen is still protected. See for yourself how SUPERU on tall fescue stacked up against untreated urea and ammonium nitrate. 

SUPERU Data on Tall Fescue

 

ANVOL, with the EPA approved molecule, DUROMIDE, provides the longest-lasting protection against volatilization, making it an ideal solution for pasture applications. With the extra protection of DUROMIDE, your nitrogen is protected for 27% longer than with NBPT alone. And with its high active ingredient concentration, ANVOL offers a low application rate helping you improve efficiency and reduce labor demands during treatment.

To see how EEFs can benefit a grower click here or contact your KAS Representative today. 


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

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