Nitrogen impacts every growth stage of the plant's lifecycle and each of the three yield components, but the key to improving nitrogen use efficiency is aligning peak demands with peak availability.
Finish what you start. Plant health fungicides + foliar nutrition at flag leaf timing EXTEND photosynthesis and GRAIN FILL.
After a hard cold event, it is important to remember that you can still impact the 3 Yield Components - heads per acre, grains per head, and weight per grain. Here's what needs to be considered in order to encourage plant re-growth.
These steps and videos will guide you through staging and dissecting wheat to evaluate frost damage in your crop. Hint: Visual leaf damage is not as correlated to the viability of the plant as you might think.
“In theory, we can do top dressing in the spring, we can do stream applications, we can spoon feed that crop throughout the season, which is a very common practice...
Nitrification inhibitors show value in dryland winter wheat production
Stabilized nitrogen is one of the most effective tools to impact the yield building components of wheat - heads per acre, grains per head, and weight per grain.
Alex McGregor has just completed a report on the progress being made by USDA/ARS and land grant researchers to tackle the complicated issue of the 'Falling Number' test for wheat.
See McGregor's involvement in pushing the production envelope for the National Wheat Yield Contest