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Sensing Nitrogen Stress in Corn
Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications
  • John E. Sawyer, Iowa State University
  • John Lundvall, Iowa State University
  • Jennifer S. Hawkins, Iowa State University
  • Daniel W. Barker, Iowa State University
Extension Number
PM 2026
Determining the proper nitrogen (N) fertilization rate is important for the economic viability of corn production. A desire for high yields, fueled by low fertilizer N costs, led producers to apply rates that ensured adequate N rather than risk costly yield losses due to a shortage of N. Due to water quality concerns and recently high N fertilizer prices, management strategies are needed that can improve the efficiency and profitability of N use. With N application rates based on economic return instead of maximizing productivity, producers want to confirm that rate decisions are working adequately. Also, if unexpected N losses occur, help is needed with decisions for rescue N applications.
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  • Agronomy

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John E. Sawyer, John Lundvall, Jennifer S. Hawkins and Daniel W. Barker. "Sensing Nitrogen Stress in Corn" Ames, IA(2011)
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