nitrogen

Proposed Fertilizer Policies Could Protect Farmer Profits, Environment
Proposed Fertilizer Policies Could Protect Farmer Profits, Environment
A new University of Illinois study explores potential policy solutions to reduce nitrogen loss while still protecting farmers’ bottom lines. Federal and state governments have shied away from regulating nitrogen fertilizer use, but voluntary and incentives-based programs have not been particularly successful, according to the researchers. U ...
Salois: Keeping Nitrogen When & Where Winter Wheat Needs It Vital For Top Yields
Salois: Keeping Nitrogen When & Where Winter Wheat Needs It Vital For Top Yields
It’s been the focus of research for the wheat industry since the 1950s:  nitrogen and its impact on yields. Cat Salois, Director of Research and Technology for the McGregor Company, said nitrogen impacts every growth stage of the plant’s lifecycle and each of the three yield components of cereal crops, Heads per Acre, Grains per Head and Weight per Grain. Salois a ...
Salois: NW Wheat Growers Should Look at Nitrification Inhibitors
Salois: NW Wheat Growers Should Look at Nitrification Inhibitors
Nitrogen is arguably one of the most yield limiting factors in wheat production.  Although it is the most prevalent element in Earth’s atmosphere, nitrogen is highly susceptible of loss through volatilization, leaching and more.  Cat Salois, Director of Research at The McGregor Company, said nitrogen management is vital for northwest wheat growers.  She said not ...