N prediction is still a mystery

September 2007
Farmers Weekly;9/14/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 11, p26
Trade Publication
The article reports on the difficulty of choosing the optimum amount of nitrogen fertilizer for sugar beet according to Keith Jaggard of Broom's Barn. He believes that the standard strategy of applying about a third of the crop's total requirement at sowing and the balance a few weeks later was unlikely to be bettered. It states that the total amount was hard to determine but important in the light of consultations on revising the RB209 recommendations booklet of the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).


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