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New tool to help farmers manage N fertilizer application [Full subscriber]

Excessive application of nitrogen (N) fertilizer and the unrecovered N eventually escapes from croplands in forms of nitrous oxide (N2O) emission and N leaching. Mitigating these negative impacts is hindered by a lack of practical information on where to focus and how much mitigation potential to expect. Now, a new tool developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota allows farmers to create a budget balance sheet of any nitrogen reduction plans and see the economic and environmental cost, return and margins, all customized to fields under their management.…

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