By Boyd Padgett, Steve Harrison, Trey Price, and David Kerns, LSU AgCenter
Nitrogen (N) management can dramatically influence wheat grain yield. The current recommendation is to apply 90120 lb/A of N during the growing season. The exact rate depends on soil type, previous crop, and crop condition.
The total of N amount should be split over two to three applications beginning at green up (Feeke’s Growth Stage 5) and ending with an application at or just prior to jointing (F7).