Tag: David Franzen

Wheat School: More Pain Than Gain When Combining Top-Dress N With Fungicide

So you’re looking to apply some late nitrogen to boost wheat protein. The recommended timing is immediately after anthesis, just a few days after applying fungicide to protect the head against fusarium head blight. Would it work to combine…? Don’t even think about it, says Dave Franzen, soil specialist at North Dakota State University. “To put… Read more »

Agronomy Geeks West — Ep. 11: Nitrogen Management for Corn in the North

Adopting warm season crops,  like corn, in cool season areas, like Western Canada, takes time, patience and adaptation. The first crucial step is access to shorter season varieties, which we’ve got, but from there the nutrient/pest/harvest management trial and error learning has to follow. Hear & download more Agronomy Geeks podcasts by clicking here Grain… Read more »

Should N Rates on Corn Change as You Move North? A CropConnect Preview

How much nitrogen (N) does a corn crop really need? Are split applications the way to go? What’s the biggest risk of N loss in a Western Canadian crop setting? As King Corn marches north and west, these are the questions that need answers if you’re going to go from being a farmer who grows… Read more »