Wheat School: Wheat in Rotation Bumps Nitrogen Use Efficiency of Corn

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Not only does wheat bump corn and soy yields when included in rotation, but adding the crop also means the nitrogen used in that rotation goes further.

What does that really mean? Well, at least one way to look at it is that you can still hit high yields in a continuous corn or corn-soy rotation but a) that max yield will be lower than in a more complex rotation and b) it will require that you apply much higher rates of nitrogen to get there.

Still need convincing that wheat is worth a spot in your rotation? In this Wheat School episode, Dr. Dave Hooker, field agronomist and professor with the University of Guelph-Ridgetown Campus, walks us through some nifty graphs that prove wheat and wheat with red clover under-seeded significantly impact the nitrogen response curve for corn.

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