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Non-corrosive N-Bound stabilizer offers new option for NH3

Eco Agro Resources (EAR) introduces N-Bound nitrogen stabilizer as an alternative to current nitrapyrin formulations to control denitrification and leaching. Unique Penxcel technology delivers a proven nitrogen stabilizer, Dicyandiamide (DCD), in a non-corrosive liquid formulation.

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‘A quiet crisis': The rise of acidic soil in Washington

Wheat farmers are now seeing acidic soils across the inland Pacific Northwest. The culprit, as far as anyone can tell, is the abundant use of synthetic nitrogen to increase crop yields, a practice that has otherwise revolutionized production over the past half century. Over time, however, it has contributed to a soil health problem that has farmers worried about the future of farming in the Palouse.

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Risk of high nitrogen leaching in parts of Nebraska

Nitrogen will leach when soil water content becomes greater than the maximum soil water holding capacity, as excess water will drain below the root zone carrying within it soluble nitrogen, mostly as nitrate.

Corn

In-season forecast of soil water-nitrogen and corn-soybean yields

The corn and soybean crops are halfway through their life cycle and are currently in the most critical phase of growth. Final yields will be determined by a combination of soil-plant processes that are highly affected by the prevailing climatic conditions in August, existing status of the soil water and nitrogen reserves, biomass production and N uptake to date, and biotic factors such as insect and disease pressure.

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New project in the fertilizer business awarded by Yara

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has been awarded by Yara International ASA (Yara) an EPC contract for a new urea granulation plant to be implemented in Sluiskil, The Netherlands.

Nitrogen

Should you consider in-furrow starter in corn?

The use of starter fertilizer placement on the seed (known as in-furrow placement) is commonplace in many areas of Minnesota. Daniel Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist, University of Minnesota, says he commonly receives questions on the value of in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. The application of liquid fertilizer with the planter presents additional costs, which may or may not be warranted depending on the year and where a field is located within Minnesota. There are a few things to consider the when and what when utilizing starter fertilizer banded on the corn seed.

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