- Add a nitrogen stabilizer. According to the Helena experts, a nitrogen stabilizer will help farmers stretch their nitrogen supply for as long as possible.
- Split apply crop nutrients. Helena recommends applying nitrogen as close to the time the crop needs the nitrogen to minimize the risk of loss.
“If you’re doing a two-pass herbicide program, you’re already driving through the field,” Boyer said. “By cutting back on your upfront nitrogen, you can come back with a side-dress application without an additional pass across the field, which saves you time and money.”
- Tissue sample. Particularly this season, measure which nutrients are deficient to make in-season adjustments.