The Agronomists, Ep 148: Split application of N on wheat with Brian Beres and Phil Needham

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Wheat is a crop that sets yield potential very early in the season, so it’s imperative that the crop get off to the best start possible. Once plant stands and tillers are off to the races, splitting nitrogen can manage risk and help reach full yield potential. What’s more, late N can also bump protein — if that’s a goal.

But too much N too soon can be prone to loss or could lodge the crop, and splitting N doesn’t necessarily bump yield, but requires extra time and a pass across the field. What’s the best management strategy?

For that conversation we go to Brian Beres with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada at Lethbridge, and Phil Needham with Needham Ag Technologies based in Kentucky.

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