Poll: What's the plan for minimizing nitrogen fertilizer losses?


Managing for nitrogen crop needs is a main driver for achieving top yields. Nitrogen fertilizer, however, is also prone to a few forms of losses: by water, and by air. All of these losses, by denitrification, leaching, or immobilization, can cost in underused or unused fertilizer, and losses by nitrous oxide emissions drag on the environment.

Farmers do several things to mitigate loss โ€” from split-applying N fertilizer, to soil testing ahead of application to decrease the risk of over applying, to banding, and protecting N with products.

This week, we broached the N loss subject on a few fronts, from an episode of The Agronomists to the future of N management on Farming Forward. So now, we want to know: how are you trying to decrease losses of nitrogen fertilizer?

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