1 + 1 = 3? No, this isn’t “one weird trick” or “doctors hate this man” gimmick that plague the margins on your webpages. It’s just the wonder of nature revealing itself. One thing about science is that it is surprising. It challenges your assumptions and reminds you that you are a mere mortal in a vast universe.
From wet, cold conditions in the eastern Corn Belt to excessively dry, cool soils in the Plains states, spring field conditions could pose early growth challenges for this season's crops. They may also provide growers with the opportunity to witness the benefits of using a starter fertilizer, says an agronomic expert from CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative.
Placing fertilizer on the seed can help speed up early plant growth but also can substantially reduce stand if a fertilizer is over-applied or soils are dry. How dry is too dry? That is a good question and the answer depends on the soil corn is being planted in.
A lot of anhydrous ammonia is going on this spring, and in many fields the hope is to plant as soon as practicable after NH3 application. This brings up the question about potential for NH3 damage to seeds and seedlings.
Genetic modification of maize over the last century has led to desirable shoot characteristics and increased yield - and that likely contributed to the evolution of root systems that are more efficient in acquiring nutrients, such as nitrogen, from the soil, according to a new study.
An international team of researchers, including three from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has tracked nitrogen as soil bacteria pull it from the air and release it as plant-friendly ammonium.
Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. announced the completion of the planned turnaround of an ammonia and UAN plant representing approximately one-half of the production capacity at its Verdigris, Okla., nitrogen complex.