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Nitrogen Loss Deep Dive: Nitrate Leaching
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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.
Deep Dive Video on Leaching
Understanding Nitrate Leaching Losses

Leaching occurs below ground when the nitrate form of nitrogen is moved below the root zone by an excess of water. Risk factors that can contribute to nitrate leaching include:  

  • Pre-plant, at-planting or early post-planting applications, which means longer exposure time between application and plant need
  • Loosely textured soils with high infiltration
  • Tile-drained fields
  • Above average rainfall and large precipitation events

Understand the loss risk you face with untreated nitrogen, and how adding a nitrification inhibitor, like CENTURO® nitrogen stabilizer or SUPERU® premium fertilizer from Koch Agronomic Services, is key to protecting your nitrogen investment.

Is your nitrogen at risk for leaching loss? Dive deeper to learn more and know what you should be doing to minimize this form of loss.



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