Louisiana Wheat: N Management Crucial for High Yields

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).

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