Here is a pic of one of my fields v the neighbor. I topdressed 100# urea and 50# AMS. He put down 180# of fall NH3 + broadcast 18-46-0 this spring and some AMS. Both fields were soy last year. I have 175 total units of N and planted 2 days after him. My corn is about 6" taller and WAY greener. The pics don't do it justice. I take all of his water and mine still looks better. I am sure he has some DK number. Mine is Croplan 3899 double pro.
Mine is on the left, his is on the right.
I am a huge believer on IN SEASON N and no more fall stuff ever.( my advice is watch the never say never stuff, that has come back to haunt me LOL but I think this one is good advice.) Gonna increase the in-season rate next year. AMS is an absolute must.
I wont show you pics of the rest of the field. Hoping for 140 BPA. Should make 180+ here. Lots of zero on the other side of the field (see emergence forum)
***Almost forgot. Almost no leaf burn. Used full rate of Agrotain on the Urea***"
If you read the thread, you can tell those who use this practice don't really want to talk about these results! It takes a really open mind to change practices after 30-40 years of doing things one way.
Fall applied nitrogen was big in Iowa but never worked in Ohio. We get too much leaching of nitrogen in our soils and the fall applied thing is dying a slow death like moldboard plowing did.
My friend John Haggard is making a good living helping farmers grow corn like that on the left or even better. John uses Albrecht principles similar to those Neal Kinsey uses, the author of Hands On Agronomy. That manual is a good read for any farmer or agriculturist.
John and Doug and Bill and I and whoever else might be interested in conversing about these topics comprise "the bunch," as Bill calls it. They have all been to our farm which helps develop our pursuing of topics.
Yesterday I cut some wet wheat, talked to my neighbors and they said the heck with it, let's get it out. It isn't going to dry down properly. We don't have the equipment to dry it properly either. Maybe I will get a picture posted tomorrow.