Determining Topdress Nitrogen Needs for Winter Grains

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 2013: $236,931.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2016
Grant Recipient: University of Maine
Region: Northeast
State: Maine
Project Leader:
Ellen Mallory
UMaine Coop Extension
How to decide when and how much N to apply in the spring: Nitrogen applied early can stimulate tillering and increase the number of seed heads per square foot, but too much N can lead to lodging and less productive tillers.
Lauren Traclet, University of Maine
Tom Malloy, University of Maine
Erica Cummings, University of Vermont
Heather Darby, University of Vermont
Ellen Mallory, University of Maine
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.