11.19.10 – Anhydrous Application

Rear view

Ideal post-harvest weather allowed us to lay the foundation for a few of the 2011 research plots.  With an agronomic and economic focus, we have strived to pinpoint the timing of

NH3 Application

 fertilizer application for the corn plant.  Through fall versus spring-applied anhydrous ammonia plots, we hope to generate valued data in both corn-following-soybeans and corn-following-corn scenarios.  Within the same field the timing of anhydrous application should directly correlate to yield, as the same corn variety and spring fertilizer program will be applied to the research plots.  All 2010 corn acres were sidedressed with spring-applied anhydrous, and this approach will be administered to 90% of the 2011 corn crop.