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ISSUE DATE: 08/31/2009

N-rich strips to offer precision nutrient managment

By Lisa Brown

As wheat producers prepare for next season's crop, advanced technology is offering the opportunity to maximize a vital crop input--nitrogen fertilizer.

With grain prices declining this past summer and constant unpredictable fertilizer prices, farmers are looking for ways to save money while maximizing their yield potential with the use of nitrogen.

"The biggest effect of poor nitrogen application is financial," said Kent Martin, certified crop advisor and southwest area crops and soils specialist at Kansas State University. "Over-application costs money that will likely not be recuperated, but under-application restricts yields and decreases gross income. The trick is to get it right time after time."

Farmers face a tough decision when pennies need to be pinched. While they know their fields need fertilizer, many farmers will opt out of applying nitrogen to reduce crop input costs.


NEWS

Ag leaders approve statement to properly identify H1N1
AgriLife Extension offering online courses for small-scale landowners
American Agri-Women convention scholarships available
Cap-and-trade impact on farms described by MU FAPRI
CCA works on estate tax legislation
Colorado ranching legacy program announces candidates
Cunningham family receives 2009 Leonard Wyatt award
Effective communication essential for pathogens that need to succeed
FAPRI baseline update shows farm prices depend on recovery in general economy
Lawyers, factory workers, dentist: Future farmers?
Let FSA be your lender of first opportunity
NAFEC annual meeting held in Gatlinburg
New genetic material from group b streptococcus identified
NRCS to hold 108 public meetings statewide on new conservation program
OSU researcher awarded $1.34 million grant to continue work
Prairie View A&M scientist Raul Cuero develops breakthrough technology to prevent skin cancer
Pushmataha field tour enhances landowner management choices
Secretary of Agriculture Vilsack names additional staff at USDA
Texas ag commisioner announces network that will expose unfounded international trade barriers
Texas AgriLife Research scientist studies roadrunners
TV ad warns Californians about agricultural pests
Unlikely allies support bill to exempt working farms, ranches from estate tax
USDA announces $58 million to improve water quality and quantity in agricultural production
USDA implements Farm Storage Facility Loan program
USDA launches new website for Obama Administration's Rural Tour
USDA provides aid for critical access hospital in rural Kansas
USDA study finds rural communities benefit from broadband access
UW College of Agriculture announces 2009 honorees
Valliant Chamber to host event Sept. 5
Vilsack continues Rural Tour
Wisconsin family sickened by E. coli sues JBS beef

CROPS

Agricultural waste pesticide collections set around Panhandle
Cargill licenses canola breeding technology
Celebrate grape harvest with a Texas wine trail tour
Colorado ranked third in U.S. winter wheat production
Colorado wheat farmers should test seed for germination
Community meeting with Sen. Michael Bennet Sept. 2
Corn farmers hosting fan appreciate night for Nebraska Truck & Tractor Pullers
Corn growers urged to test for aflatoxin
Cover crops in no-till, hedge against drought
Diversified Ag Tour covers three farms and an orchard
Ethanol board member receives national award
Fall Crops Tour in Saline County Sept. 3
Heavy grasshopper presence means caution for winter wheat planting
Irrigation saving Rio Grande Valley crops while dryland crops wither
Missouri soybean-rust scouts on alert
NASS to measure 2009 small grains production
NBB applauds biodiesel tax legislation
No-till Field Day Sept. 3 near Humboldt
Now is a good time to evaluate and maintain terraces
N-rich strips to offer precision nutrient management
OSU's Dane Wilber takes second in regional weed society contest
Planting time critical to winter wheat yields
Subsurface drip irrigation field day set Sept. 3 near Chillicothe
Treating diseased or discolored wheat seed
U.S. Soybean Federation focusing on cap and trade legislation
USDA seeks comment, schedules meetings on CRP
Water conference, open house scheduled at new laboratory in Brule

LIVESTOCK

$2M penalty for pumping animal waste into river
2009-2010 Montana Seedstock and Commercial Cattle Directory now available
5 State Beef Conference scheduled Sept. 2
American Goat Federation elects officers
Angus champions named at 2009 Missouri State Fair
Anthrax confirmed in death of SD cattle
Bazer "grand slams" professional awards
Brangus exhibitors kick it up a notch
Cattle on feed numbers released
Cattlemen's Beef Quarters celebrates 25 years of service at Iowa State Fair
Central Oklahoma Cattle Conference set for Chandler
Drought-related cattle deaths reported in South Texas
Dumas, Texas to host Genuity Brand Technology Showcase Tour Aug. 20
Family of dairy farmers quits business
Gelbvieh feeder calves top video market
Grasshoppers can transmit virus to livestock
ISU coordinating short course on producing energy from manure
K-State vet says beef industry doing a lot right, but more work to do
K-State veterinary professor chairs international beef cattle welfare committee
KSU graduate student receives scholarship from NCF
Management ensures good transition from cow to feedyard
MSGA compiles book about ranching history for December release
National Gelbvieh Junior Show sets record
New genetic material from Group B streptococcus identified
NMSU, Valles Caldera National Preserve partner for unique bull performance testing program
Six accused of making false claims on cattle
Southwest Stocker Cattle Conference Sept. 29 in Lawton
UW professor emeritus receives national animal scientist association honor
Vilsack establishes Dairy Advisory Committee, requests nominations
Virus enzymes could promote human, animal health
Win steak for a year from the Iowa Cattlemen's Association

EDITOR

Call it H1N1
Senator Roberts honors fallen soldier
The end of the trail . . . for now

COLUMNS

Alpharma announces second student ag video contest
Cargill licenses canola breeding technology
Companies to collaborate on soybean nematode resistance
EPA approves new herbicide mode of action
Heartland BioVentures poised to drive innovation with leadership
In other agribusiness news....
Just a scoop full
More for less
Online training resource helps ag employers
The big uneasy
The biggest and the best

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Cool temps return across state
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle sales
Dodge City cattle sales report
Faith livestock sales report
Ft. Smith Livestock Auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Insect, fungicide treatments continue
Joplin regional cattle sales
Lexington cattle auction report
Moderate demand for quality hay
Most hay prices remain steady
Most parts of state get some moisture
Newell sheep sales report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Presho livestock auction report
Producers preparing for winter wheat season
Rain again seen statewide
Salina cattle sales report
Sioux Falls sheep sales
Small grain harvest continues
South Central direct sheep
Soybeans have impressive day
Springfield dairy cattle sale
St. Joseph feeder pigs
Storm system rolls through Oklahoma
Superior video auction report
Topsoil moisture levels still short, very short
Topsoil moisture ratings up
Tulia livestock auction report
Weather allows for crop progress
Weather quiet during week
West Plains regional cattle sales
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Cheatgrass' success secret revealed
Creating the ultimate drought-resistant lawn/pasture grass
Nickel Preserve field tour 'one-stop shopping' for valuable landowner info
Strickler to host two-day grazing event in north-central Kansas
Summer Annual Forage Field Day set for Sept. 10

FAMILY

2009 Nebraska State Fair showcases 4-H, food, science and technology
Better than store-bought
Bugs from 10 feet away
Cat Spring workshop to address quail restoration
Flavorful fruit and veggie wraps inspire tasty creations
Get your grill on
Just-discovered disease threatening eastern black walnuts
Local chapter attends Oklahoma FFA Alumni Camp
Marlatt's design fits today's modern families
Meditation for 8-31-09
No age limit for physical activity
Time to sow seeds for fall transplants
Turning over a new leaf
Upcoming KSU horticultural events

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