Dean Sponheim has worked diligently to enhance the quality of the soil of his Iowa farm ever since he began farming in 1979.
Farmers understand that the soil is their most important investment, and operating a profitable farm starts with enhancing soil health.
Spring rain can dramatically increase nitrogen loss through leaching by pushing nitrogen lower into the soil profile.
Do you want Mother Nature to dictate your season, or do you want to keep nitrogen available to corn plants regardless of weather?
Early spring rains can reduce nitrogen availability during key times of early plant growth by converting it to a form subject to loss from leaching and denitrification. Regardless of soil type, up to 70 percent of applied nitrogen is lost below ground through leaching or denitrification, says Eric Scherder, Ph.D., field scientist, Dow AgroSciences.