Test Nutrient Application Rates in Your Own Fields
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) through the Minnesota Nutrient Management Initiative assists farmers and crop advisers in evaluating nutrient management practices in their own fields. What better way to learn what is best for your operation than to experiment on your own land? The program allows you to conduct side-by-side trials of various nutrient application rates on your own fields. Don’t take suggested rates on blind faith – see for yourself what makes the most economic sense for your operation. The Nutrient Management Initiative provides the funding and information to accomplish this.
Participating farmers can work with a crop adviser to set up field trials on their own farms. After completing plot harvests and submitting the required forms, farmers and crop advisers are reimbursed for their time and receive a summary and analysis of their results. The deadline for enrollment is March 15, 2017. Contact MDA or the conservation office for more information at (320) 679-3982.
For more information: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/protecting/cleanwaterfund/onfarmprojects/nmi.aspx