Flying on the N
By: Rich Fee
Iowa farmers are using a method not too common for their area to get N applied this summer.
Much of south-central Iowa has been deluged with rain again in June, just like last year. Some areas received nearly 15 inches of rain in two weeks. That has kept many farmers from sidedressing nitrogen as planned and has many others worried about how much nitrogen has been lost from fields they hadn’t planned to sidedress but which may now be short of nitrogen.