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Agronomy Tip: Customize Your Nitrogen Management Plan

Jon Skinner, Field Agronomist for Beck’s Hybrids, shares the following strategies to help you evaluate and establish a nitrogen plan.

  1. To begin a nitrogen plan, look inside your field boundaries and identify zones to conduct further soil, tissue, and nitrogen sampling.
  2. Adjust your nitrogen rates depending on field elevation, slope, soil type, and water holding capacity.
  3. On the field shoulders and back slopes, utilize minimal disturbance tools for nitrogen applications.

But, as Skinner warns, "There are no absolutes in nitrogen management."

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Agronomy Tip: Plan for In-Season Fertility and Tissue Sampling

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