Higher prices for energy are driving corn fertilizer nitrogen (N) prices higher as well. This increases interest in alternative management practices and products that optimize corn’s N nutrition, but maintain grower profit. Alternatives permitting fertilizer N rate reductions include: a) changes in N application timing and placement; b) using alternative sources of N (ex. poultry litter) to meet part of corn’s N need; and c) using fertilizer N additives that improve N use efficiency by inhibiting one or more N loss processes in the soil N cycle (biological N transformations).
The research reported here was partially supported by DowElanco, now Dow AgroSciences.
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