Have I Lost Any Wheat Nitrogen?

042913_2028_HaveILostAn1042913_2028_HaveILostAn2There may be growers concerned that they have lost some of their nitrogen on wheat after the heavy rains that have occurred since wheat top-dress writes Jason Van Maanen, CCA-ON (Veritas – Chatham) and Aaron Breimer, CCA-ON (Veritas Parkhill). This article sheds light on this topic as well as some insight into the early growth stages of wheat.

Please note: this Veritas Direct Communication references information from articles written by:
Ed Lentz and Laura Lindsay; Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team
Tom Dorn; University of Lincoln Nebraska, Extension Educator
George Rehm, Mike O’Leary, Michael Schmitt, Curtis Overdahl and Harvey Meredith; University of Minnesota Extension.

Nitrogen loss in soil results primarily from one of 3 processes: leaching, volatilization and denitrification. Leaching occurs when excess or unattached nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-) is washed through the soil into the groundwater. Volatilization occurs This content is only available to Veritas members.
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