Fertilizer Management

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Overview of Production Cost Trends July 9, 2018

An overview of short- and long-term production cost trends and how to use this information for planning for 2019 crops.

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There's Still Time to Fertilize Summer Hay Meadows May 9, 2018

Do you need to grow more hay for next winter? Hay meadows respond well to fertilizer if you use the types and amounts that work best for the plants in your hay meadow. Find recommendations for fertilizing legumes and cool- and warm-season meadows.

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N Management Decision Tree

Field- and Season-Specific N Rate Recommendation for Corn Using Maize-N Program January 8, 2018

An article from the Proceedings of the 2018 Nebraska Extension Crop Production Clinics on using Hybrid-Maize software to enhance nitrogen management in corn.

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Nebraska Soybean N Trials
Figure 1. Photos of one site of the Nebraska Extension Soybean Management Field Day research (2013) that compared the effects of several nitrogen treatments on soybeans. Pictured is the zero N control on the left and the 400 lbs/ac split N application on the right. Averaged over four sites the control yielded 73.4 bu/ac and the 400 lbs N averaged 78.9 bu/ac. (To view the results from this study, see https://go.unl.edu/smfdresults2013, pages 1-6.)

Nitrogen on Soybeans — the Hope Never Dies November 6, 2017

Nebraska Soil Scientist Charles Shapiro offers a synopsis of two new publications, both with University of Nebraska authors, that address the question of the nitrogen deficit between soil supply and nitrogen fixation and what affects whether increased nitrogen leads to increased yield.

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