Broadcast versus in-furrow banding of fertilizer in spring wheat

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2007: $6,264.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Ted Grembowicz
Grembowicz Farns


  • Agronomic: wheat


  • Crop Production: no-till, application rate management
  • Education and Training: extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, workshop
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: soil analysis, nutrient mineralization

    Proposal summary:

    Increasing fertilizer costs and more stringent regulations mean that farmers must find ways to use fertilizers more efficiently and in ways that reduce runoff. This project will compare wheat yield, quality, and production costs as they are affected by in-furrow liquid fertilizer banding versus broadcast fertilizer application. Outreach will be through field days, winter workshops, and newsletter articles.

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