Select a Site:


BACK TO MAIN BLOG

Stabilizing Your Nitrogen Investment

Stabilizing Your Nitrogen Investment

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN AND DARIN HEFTY

Nitrogen is an important nutrient in plant development, but ensuring the nitrogen (N) needed for a crop is available can be a tricky task, according to Brain and Darin Hefty, radio hosts of the show Ag PhD.

When planning for the spring season, the Hefty brothers believe a planting strategy can be the most effective tool. Having a plan is important so when fields are wet or weather conditions aren’t optimal farmers can be ready to plant at the appropriate time.

In addition to timing, many farmers are concerned about the three ways they can lose N: volatilization, leaching and denitrification.

Darin Lickfeldt, Ph.D., CCA, is a technical development manager for Verdesian Life Sciences. He joined the Hefty brothers in their recent discussion on nitrogen stabilizers. Lickfeldt addresses the ways N can be lost to the environment, particularly through denitrification, and the importance of N placement, timing and stabilization.

Latest blog posts

Boil them, mash them, fry them, stick them in a stew – there are many ways to enjoy potatoes. This popular starch has become a staple in kitchens across the U.S., but what is the best way to enjoy this delicious vegetable? The team at Verdesian set out to discover America’s preferred method of preparing […]

What is Crop Rotation? Crop rotation is like the farmer’s version of Sudoku in that it involves strategy, expert placement, and zero guessing to yield healthy crops with the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly results. Crop rotation charts reveal a planting method of switching out crops every season in a revolving door-like fashion over the […]

Josh is passionate about his faith. He’s passionate about his family. And he’s passionate about his work. All of those passions led Josh to where he is in his life and career now as a Product Line Manager for the fertilizer enhancer segment at Verdesian Life Sciences. Josh, born and raised in Paris, IL, right […]