Do you sidedress nitrogen on corn?

Fertilizer research shows strong value in sidedressing nitrogen for greater efficiency when the corn crop needs it more. We'd like to know if you sidedress nitrogen on your corn crop. Is it something you don't even want to consider because of the risk of not getting into the field? Or, do you sidedress all of your corn acres? Do you fall somewhere in between? Take our poll and let us know. Please leave a comment with how many corn acres, or what percentage of your acreage, you sidedress with nitrogen.

 

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Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

We farm in Southeast Il. and sidedress all of our 1100 acres of corn. Many others in the area sidedress all or part of their corn acreage.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

have not got a yield boost as advertised

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

I use a mix of top dress urea and injected anhydrous.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

We spoon feed our irrigated corn for max yields on our sandy soil on the eastern shore of maryland. Gnt farms llc

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

Why not? 500 acres

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

I use cold flow and knife every other row. I also have disks(old planter ones) on each side of the knife to keep from covering the corn up so start some after corn is up which gives larger window for application.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

We have done this for many years now. The results have shown that it works. Some years have been tough because of rain but we went in with 32% to give the corn the boost it needed.

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

3 apps. allows more timely use of N

Anonymous
on Jun 1, 2014

3 apps. of N allows better and more timely use .

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

100% of my acres are sidedressed with NH3.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

75%

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I do nitrogen 3 times , fall or spring, planter nitrogen, sidedress

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I sidedress all my flat ground with 32% solution. I cannot sidedress my hill ground.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

Started sidedressing again about two years ago at the recommendation of my fertilizer dealer.... So far , it has made a big difference in my yields....

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We have sidedressed for years. We mainly use 28%, but we have used 82%. We see the benefits of doing it in final yield over not doing it.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

Been sided residing all corn for many years. Will finish 2014 tomorrow

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I don't side dress, but topdress with dry N, so far I have had exceptional results. The balance of fertilizer is fall applied with fall strip till in east central SD (Kingsbury co.)

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

Have sidedressed corn for 35 years, always able to get it done. Only use .8 unit N/bu yield.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

we own all of our sidress eqpt including the storage tanks. that allows us to not have to wait on anything but the weather.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I have 300 acres of corn and a full time mail route. I sidedressed for two years but it is too time consuming for me. I have started streaming on 32% and try to time it just before a rain. It works well for me so far.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We strip place about 2/3 of our N 8"deep under the row area. some in the top 3-4" area, and then evaluate the yield potential before the crop gets to tall to side-dress 28%.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I put 100 units of NH3 down in the Fall and add 40 to 50 units with dry fert, then sidedress about 50 units of 32%

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I apply only 60-80 units of N preplant or with herbicide , and use Ag Leader's OpRx sensors to determine how much we add as sidedress. We use this on about 700 acres of my own per year, and custom apply on 2-3000 acres additional per year. I use a Hagie STS machine, which lets me run much longer than traditional applicators, and have several times injected 32% N into corn that is tasseled.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We have been sidedressing corn since 1982 with ammonia. We have had trouble 2 or 3 times, but overall has been successful. Often too wet to put on before planting - better to start planting & worry about N later. Put about 30 # of N on with planter.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

we do put 100 units down preplant also

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

1500 acres

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

12gallonw`planter 10gallon w` herbicide 30 gallon sidedress

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

Last year was first year in sidedressing. Hope to do more this year.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We determined a few years ago that in order to get to the next level we needed to manage our nitrogen better. We also quickly noted that our equipment was 20 years outdated. We have a 60' rig, 10 mph rig now.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We sidedress our 4500 acres every year

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

we sidedress all continuos corn acres

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I prefer to apply the nitrogen closer to the time the corn needs it.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

60%

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

If conditions are good we apply preplant on all acres. If early conditions are not favorable side dress becomes a viable option. We use no starter fertilizer and have not seen yield advantage on either application although corn can show pale color when all nitrogen is applied at side dress.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

We have side dressed all of our corn for 9 years now, we use UAN

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

I'm a no-tiller, knowing that NH3 is hard on earthworms I switch around 7 years ago. And it's very uncomfortable time until I'm done but so far I've been able to get it done in a timely matter.

Anonymous
on May 31, 2014

100% on1400 acres

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