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Posts Tagged: N topdress

Adapting in-season N rates for wheat during a dry year

Figure 3. Wheat N uptake as a percentage of seasonal total expressed as a function of GDD.

After almost 6 weeks without a substantial rainstorm, there is finally some precipitation starting to appear in the 10-day forecast for the Sacramento Valley. The lack of rain thus far has made it difficult to proceed with N fertilizer topdress...

Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:16 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture Environment

A Slow Start to Winter Rains: checking your stand before nitrogen topdressing in wheat

Wheat Stand Counts

After a dry beginning to the season, wheat growers might be trying to decide how to proceed with their nitrogen fertility program. If not irrigated, most wheat planted in the Sacramento Valley during November will likely have been stunted by the...

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:43 PM

Start planning your nitrogen management strategy for fall-planted wheat now (and consider using a N-rich reference strip to manage your N more precisely)

In Season N Reference

Recent UCCE research has illustrated the value of in-season applications of nitrogen (N) fertilizer, particularly applications made at the early vegetative growth stages. This is typically the stage of growth when N demand from the crop is...

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Is it too late to topdress fall-planted wheat with N fertilizer?

early-heading

We have received several recent inquiries following on our blog post from late January that discussed the potential value of a nitrogen (N) topdress at the tillering-to-jointing stages of wheat growth. This is particularly an issue with the higher than...

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 4:50 PM

Topdress of nitrogen at tillering stage is something to seriously consider over the coming weeks

+/- N at late-tillering stage, 2014-15

Over the past 4+ seasons, a UCCE team (Lundy, Orloff, Wright and Hutmacher) has revisited nitrogen (N) fertilization recommendations for hard spring wheat specific to California conditions. We have grown wheat under a wide range of conditions and soil...

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 3:53 PM
 
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