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Our Top 13 Yield-Building Tips for Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

1) Split nitrogen applications:

Making smaller applications more often is always more productive. In research involving 250 kg of urea per hectare. The difference between a single 250 kg application and 10 x 25 kg applications applied over several months was a 105% yield increase. Note: Single nitrogen applications in excess of one bag of urea or two bags of ammonium sulphate per acre are destructive. The microbes, which normally extract nitrogen from organic carbon or fix nitrogen from the atmosphere, are shut down when chemical nitrogen is applied excessively. The loss of this ‘natural nitrogen’ can begin a downward spiral, where more nitrogen is required to achieve the same result. (more…)