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MSU Extension recommends nitrogen applications for wheat protein following wet spring weather

With a wetter-than-average May in most of Montana, providing additional mid-season nitrogen to wheat could boost grain protein levels and increase profit, according to a Montana State University Extension specialist.

"With the drought conditions last fall and winter, many producers likely fertilized with less nitrogen than normal due to lower than expected yields," said Clain Jones, MSU Extension soil fertility specialist and professor in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

He noted that most of Montana east of the Continental Divide saw 150 to 300 percent of normal Ma...

 
 
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