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Nitrogen Loss Deep Dive: Denitrification
Article Categories: Nitrogen Loss, US, Video Player Icon VIDEO, CANADA
Whether you apply fall anhydrous ammonia or spring UAN, all nitrogen sources are subject to denitrification after being nitrified to the nitrate form.
Deep Dive Video on Dentification Losses

Denitrification, a below-ground loss of nitrogen, is the breakdown of nitrates to gaseous nitrogen by bacteria in the soil. Poorly drained or waterlogged soil conditions and warm soil temperatures are most favorable to denitrification losses. The risk factors for denitrification are:

  • Pre-plant, at-planting or early post-planting applications
  • Tightly textured soils with poor internal drainage
  • Warm soil temperatures
  • Saturated soils greater than 60% water-filled pore space

Hear from key experts on the potential losses you face with untreated UAN or anhydrous ammonia, and the positive impact adding a nitrification inhibitor can have on your operation. Solutions like CENTURO® nitrogen stabilizer or SUPERU® premium fertilizer can have a positive impact on nitrogen management and yields.

The best way to protect your nitrogen is to understand exactly how it functions. Take a deeper dive into denitrification and learn what you need to do to protect against this form of loss.

 

 



Article Categories: Nitrogen Loss, US, Video Player Icon VIDEO, CANADA
If you are applying UAN or anhydrous ammonia — spring, fall or split applications alike — all nitrogen sources are subject to leaching after being nitrified to the nitrate form.
Article Categories: CANADA, Nitrogen Loss, US, Video Player Icon VIDEO
Because variables such as weather and soil type can all contribute to the loss of nitrogen, the process of keeping it available to nourish crops becomes complicated quickly.
Article Categories: Nitrogen Loss, US, Video Player Icon VIDEO, CANADA