Soybean Soil Fertility in North Central and Northwest North Dakota
Sustainable Production
Economic studies
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This is the first year of this project.
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David Franzen, North Dakota State University
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Soybean soil fertility recommendations published for North Dakota are based on research from eastern North Dakota and from the region serviced by the Carrington R&E Center. New soybean acres have become established in north central (NC) and northwest (NW) North Dakota recently for which there is little or no data. This is year 2 of a 3 year project that takes advantage of a soils researcher/extension specialist at the North Central R&E Center in Minot who is beginning his PhD work in Soils at NDSU. We plan two sites per year for 3 years that will be planted by NC R&E Center technicians with 12 fertilizer treatments. One site will be located in the Crosby area and the second site south of...

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Information And Results
Final Project Results

Updated June 26, 2018:

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A fertilizer amendment study was conducted near Riverdale and Columbus North Dakota to determine whether current soybean fertility recommendations are appropriate for North Central and North West North Dakota farmers. In-furrow fertilizer treatments, broadcast fertilizer treatments and foliar treatments were included, along with a side-bar treatment of cobalt as a first look at that element that is not required for soybean growth, but is required for N-fixing bacteria. There were no differences between treatments at either site this year from the check yield. Neither were there any differences between treatments with oil percentage or protein percentage in the seed.

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