Efficient Management of Nitrogen Fertilizer for Wheat Grown in Minnesota


Start Date: 2008

Principal Investigator: Daniel Kaiser

Organization: University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water and Climate

Status: Complete

Background Information:

Despite it being the single most important nutrient for wheat production, recent high costs of nitrogen (N) fertilizer have led many producers to question current N fertilizer management strategies, specifically the ability to maximize their return on investment.


A need to reexamine current N rate guidelines and investigate new N fertilizer technologies, such as coated N products, was identified. This research provides scientific data and innovative approaches to N management for farmers already growing or interested in growing wheat in Minnesota.

Key Findings:

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