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Sponsored: +$51.00 ROI of 360 Y-Drop 50 Pounds Per Acre UAN at V7
In this first-year study, Beck's Pactical Farm Research (PFR)® team set out to evaluate 360 Y-DROPs and their ability to deliver nitrogen (N) to the base of the plant. The goal of this study was to replenish the plot’s N and “rescue” it when a sidedress application was no longer an option.
Why did we NOT see an advantage to using Agrotain Plus in 2015 where there was significant N loss?
The data suggests that 50 lb./A. of UAN applied as a rescue treatment was sufficient to supply the corn crop with the rest of its N needs. By the time of application, the heavy rainfall events experienced in 2015 that caused nitrate leaching had come to an end.
When applied with 360 Y-DROPs, the N was placed at the base of each plant and to a closed corn canopy, reducing N loss from ammonia volatilization. When warm soils are saturated with water, N uptake is inhibited by the corn plant. This results in denitrification. We did not have soils saturated with water after the 360 Y-DROP application, so N loss from denitrification was not a yield limiting factor.
Beck's Hybrids PFR program conducts more than 100 different studies across multiple locations (700+ acres) to learn how different management practices and new technologies perform in field environments. Simply put, it is research focused with the farmer in mind.
360 Y-DROP™ is a trademark of 360 Yield Center, LLC.Agrotain® is a registered trademark of Kock Agronomic Services, LLC. Practical Farm Research (PFR)® is a registered trademark of Beck's Superior Hybrids, Inc.