Optimum Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for High-Yielding Spring Wh...

Optimum Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for High-Yielding Spring Wheat in Manitoba

Researchers: Don Flaten
Keywords: Nitrogen Production
Start Date: 2016
Status: Complete

Project Length: 2 years

Objectives:

  1. Determine appropriate rates for N, based on realistic yield and protein goals for new high yield potential varieties (e.g., the overall supply of N required on a per bushel basis)
  2. Determine the most effective and efficient combinations of timing, placement and source, especially for midseason top-up applications
  3. Evaluate some innovative soil tests for measuring the amount of organic soil N that can be released by mineralization during the growing season
  4. Develop decision tools for midseason evaluation of yield and protein sufficiency

MWBGA Funding: $226,790

Total Funding Approved: $431,041

Funding Partners: Manitoba Agriculture, Grain Innovation Hub

Benefits to MB Producers: Knowledge that can be used to produce wheat in a more cost-effective and competitive manner. Given the large value of the farm investment in N fertilizer and expected returns to that investment, Manitoba wheat producers will receive financial benefits from optimizing fertilizer use on individual farms and fields.
Results:

Amy Mangin’s Ag Days 2018 presentation titled ‘Optimizing Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for High-Yielding Spring Wheat in Manitoba‘
FINAL REPORT – Optimum Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Strategies for High Yielding Spring Wheat in Manitoba_2018

 

Video: Don Flaten discusses nitrogen management for high-yielding spring wheat

https://www.topcropmanager.com/video-don-flaten-discusses-nitrogen-management-for-high-yielding-spring-wheat/