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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. 

Click here for additional study details or download Beck’s entire 2015 PFR book here.

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.

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