So part of my Fertilizer Mission was to stop by one of our research plots in Oklahoma. This is a ways West of Oklahoma City. We are evaluating different N sources for topdress. I always think it's cool to see what happens with no N, particularly on a grass crop like wheat. So here is a plot border with no N next to a plot with 10 gallons per acre of High NRG-N. It looked as bad there as it does here.
Retail Partner Parker Christian on the right and researcher Roger Musick take a close look at the plots.
As said, this is a topdress experiment. In this part of dry OK, usually only 50 lb/A of N is applied. Treatments include a base of 10 gal/A of High NRG-N, with experimental additives including chloride (!) and carbon, a faster acting N, Micro 500, accesS, compared to 28% with and without eNhance. So hopefully we will learn about N options. I will say that this is the best looking wheat at this stae that I have ever seen here. It was planted late due to rain, topdressed late due to rain, and then was in semi-drought, but has had good moisture recently and looks good. The grain is in the milk stage.