Manage Your Nitrogen – Once, Twice, Three Times a Season

A key component of the Maximum Profit System is knowing that your crop has nitrogen needs to be met during early, mid and late seasons. Nitrogen shouldn't be applied all at once, but rather through a minimum of three separate applications of three different forms. By utilizing a good nitrogen management program, you prepare your field to reach maximum yields.

There are multiple forms of nitrogen available, including:

  • 28% or 32%
    • Excellent source for early season
  • Urea
    • Early season
  • Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3)
    • Best for mid and late season
  • Manure
    • Year-round source
  • Foliar Nitrogen
    • Applied late season with foliar fungicide if needed

How many applications have you put on your field this season? What forms have you found to be the most successful on your farm? You can share your experiences in the comments section below.