Scientists at the University of Minnesota are looking for corn growers and their crop advisors be part of a research project to develop ways to improve nitrogen management. The research project was funded by a grant from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS.) They are specifically looking for corn growers from areas in Minnesota that are at a higher rick of nitrogen loss.

Those counties include Waseca, Blue Earth, Dakota, Rice, Mower, Fillmore, Sterns and Sherburne. The on farm nitrogen research will be looking at precision nitrogen management (PNM) which has the potential to significantly improve corn growers nitrogen efficiency and reduce nitrogen loss.

The key to PNM is remote or on the go nitrogen sensing to variably apply nitrogen where it is needed. Farmers will be compensated for an yield losses plus $1,000 for their time and labor. Crop advisors will be paid $300 per field for their assistance. If you would like more information contact Jeff Coulter at the University of Minnesota: jeffcoulter@umn.edu.

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