Last week, we discussed the importance of soil testing ahead of wheat planting. This article addresses the correlation between profile nitrate and wheat yield.
Failure to account for soil nitrogen wastes a valuable resource and can result in excess foliage, increased plant disease, inefficient use of soil water, and reduced yield. Soil sampling in fall for nitrate-N can have a significant impact on N recommendations for winter wheat in Kansas soils.
Wheat planting will be here before too long in Kansas. Now is the time to get soil sampling done to have good information to base your fertilizer inputs on. This is particularly important after drought and lower-than-expected yields for previous crops. Due to variable conditions and yield levels across the state, fertilizer needs may require adjustments based on soil tests
This article addresses the correlation between the amount of nitrate in the soil profile and wheat yield. Failure to account for the N present in the soil wastes a valuable resource. Soil sampling in the fall for nitrate can have a significant impact on N recommendations for winter wheat in Kansas soils.