Will you apply nitrogen this fall to 2014 corn acres?

Farmers are finishing up the 2013 harvest, but just because the corn and soybeans are harvested doesn't mean the field work is over for the season. We'd like to know: Will you be in the field this fall applying nitrogen to harvested acres that will be planted to corn next year? If you will be, will you use a nitrogen inhibitor? Or, will you split the application between fall and spring? Take the poll and let us know your nitrogen application plans. Feel free to leave a comment with your plan, and include your county and state. 

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on Mar 24, 2014

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on Mar 16, 2014

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Anonymous
on Dec 5, 2013

Fall applied on ridges is secure all winter. Got up to 255 bpa this year.

Anonymous
on Dec 4, 2013

I like to apply 1/2 of nitrogen needs at planting and side dress urea at ankle to knee high just before spring rains I farm only a small amount of acreage , with good results.

Anonymous
on Nov 30, 2013

I put it all on in the spring, and sidedress Randolph Co. IN

Anonymous
on Nov 28, 2013

some cow&turkey manure in fall and some in spring

Anonymous
on Nov 23, 2013

I use fall applied hog manure to meet the nutrient needs of my corn crop

Anonymous
on Nov 23, 2013

Don't use corn in rotation, just soybeans & wheat. Small farm in S/W Ohio.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Always fall apply weather permitting. Avoids possible spring compaction and planting delays. Usually a pricing advantage over spring. My continuous corn acres stay green after emergence as good as corn on bean stuble with no spring application of additional N vs doing applied.

Anonymous
on Nov 22, 2013

Always fall apply weather permitting. Avoids possible spring compaction and planting delays. Usually a pricing advantage over spring. My continuous corn acres stay green after emergence as good as corn on bean stuble with no spring application of additional N vs doing applied.

Anonymous
on Nov 20, 2013

Ag (us) has got to be proactive and wise with nutrient use. The longer we expose a nutrient to the environment, the higher risk we take at losing the nutrient, which is neither good for the environment nor our pocketbook. Think twice before pulling the fall N trigger. We are all risk managers - make sure to manage this particular risk wisely!

Anonymous
on Nov 18, 2013

i have sidedressed my N in the spring for many years. I like it when the fall is a good one for those who do fall application as it makes it easier for me in the spring to get equipment, etc. I also know there is more N loss than is reported and do put on with N stabilizing product in the spring to stabilize a little longer into the growing season.

Anonymous
on Nov 16, 2013

I have gotten much better results from spring applied N. Also I am 100% notill and like to either apply after planting or shortly before planting. I think more N is available at those times for the crop and I don't need to put as much N in the ground. I am a firm believer that more N is lost from fall to spring than most people realize and they put more on in the fall than is needed

Anonymous
on Nov 16, 2013

always put all on in spring

Anonymous
on Nov 13, 2013

We sidedress all our corn with 28%

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

We need to get some acres prepared this fall. So we'll use an inhibitor or slow release product on 50% of our Nitrogen needs and will top dress or sidedress the balance next season.

Anonymous
on Nov 12, 2013

We do apply 20 to 30 lbs of N on our radish cover crop in early fall but no fall N to bare ground. We have sandy soils so we are at high risk for loosing any N we fall apply.

Anonymous
on Nov 9, 2013

No stabilizer really needed here in NW Kansas. Soils here seal up real nice, and we have great moisture this fall. Plus, the fertilizer most of us in this area use, AgroLiquid stays put real well! Great product!

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