Iowa Nitrogen Initiative

Nitrogen trial in Iowa field At this Fayette County farm, the lighter-colored portions of the field are where little or no nitrogen was applied. (Photo: Iowa Nitrogen Initiative)

Optimize nitrogen rates with the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative

December 20, 2023

Iowa Nitrogen Initiative Project Leader Melissa Miller, ISA Research Agronomist Alex Schaffer, and Hardin county farmer Brent Friest talk nitrogen application variables. Through the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative, farmers can find sustainable nitrogen rates that promote growth while limiting leaching and runoff. Using the data collected through trials, the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative can create better recommendations for the future.

For more information regarding the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative, contact Alex Schaffer at 815-274-2998. 

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