Topics: Ask the Agronomist
I have been contemplating using NutriSphere-N with the 28% we use with our corn crop. We apply with a sprayer and drip lines. It has been very dry here in this portion of Indiana. I am curious to know as a percentage how well the NutriSphere-N typically protects the nitrogen. Does it protect N 100 percent from volatilization and is the NutriSphere-N only good for so many days with or without rainfall?
Posted on June 18, 2012Larry Murphy, Ph.D.
It is difficult to put a percentage on the amount of nitrogen (N) NutriSphere-N protects from loss. NutriSphere-N works to keep ammonium nitrogen in that stable form longer. With the ammonium nitrate portion of the UAN, NutriSphere-N will not have an effect on the nitrogen already in the nitrate form. The nitrate will be subject to leaching, but that problem is not likely under the dry… Read Full Answer
Posted on May 11, 2012Larry Murphy, Ph.D.
The best practice, when using solid or liquid manure on alfalfa, is to apply when the crop is dormant, in the winter or early spring prior to green up, (abiding by local application regulations) or immediately after cutting the alfalfa. Most manure is broadcast applied on forage crops, however, if local regulations require knifing, you may have to risk stand damage. Some additional… Read Full Answer
Posted on May 11, 2012Larry Sanders, Ph.D.
MTM is the first and only manure additive to help increase the efficiency of both the phosphorus and nitrogen in the manure. In addition MTM provides the ability to replant different crops behind the application including soybeans if weather causes a change in your planting plans. It’s non-toxic to livestock and microbes. When mixing, MTM can be added at several different stages of the… Read Full Answer
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