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Preplant Nitrogen Strategy

March 22, 2021 | By Rupp Seeds

Screen shot image of SeedSCOOP publication discussing preplant nitrogen optimization for corn.

There are advantages and disadvantages for each method of preplant nitrogen (N) fertilization. Fertilization method and application timing should be evaluated to minimize N loss along with fertilizer cost while meeting crop needs. Each N fertilizer has a potential for loss and understanding these loss mechanisms can help make a knowledgeable choice for each unique situation. Denitrification, leaching, and volatilization are three processes that can lead to N loss associated with a preplant application.

Learn more in this issue of SeedScoop.

Preplant Nitrogen Strategy