June, 2010 / Sidedress for Maximum Economic Return

The warmer and drier than normal May has been a benefit in that it allowed farms to get their corn in quickly and for most, to harvest some of the highest quality haylage we have seen in some time. A second benefit of the warm and drier conditions is that it maximizes the release and availability of soil & sod nitrogen, and manure nitrogen for the crop, while minimizing losses so far from excess rainfall. Unfortunately some areas have already moved into the excess rainfall scenario.

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