Crop uptake is important guide to N top dressings

Blake, Andrew
March 2007
Farmers Weekly;3/30/2007, Vol. 146 Issue 13, p55
Trade Publication
The article reports on the call of the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS) for growers to take account of the amount of nitrogen already absorbed by crops when determining top-dressing tactics. Principal scientist Peter Dampney advises farmers not to use excess winter rainfall in isolation on cropped land to assess soil nitrogen supply (SNS). He add that farmers should estimate the breakeven ratio before making final decisions on nitrogen rates.


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