Agronomics


Ideas, information and insights from real farmers on effective crop nutrient management strategies.

Enhanced Efficiency Fertilizers

Enhanced efficiency fertilizers (EEFs) are forms of fertilizer, including nitrogen fertilizers, designed to reduce nutrient losses to the environment and increase nutrient availability to crops. These fertilizers can either slow the release of nutrients for uptake or alter the conversion of nutrients to other forms… Read More

Salt Index of Starter Fertilizer

Salt index is a reliable, relative measurement used to determine the salt strength of differing fertilizer materials. It allows one to differentiate the potential impact of fertilizer materials placed near a germinating seed. Read More

Soil Testing and Nutrient Removal Trends

An inventory of soil-test levels across North America is published by The Fertilizer Institute (formerly IPNI) every five years, and a new inventory is due out this year from data collected in 2020. Read More

Corn & Soybean Yield Trends

Since the drought of 2012, we have experienced healthy production for both corn and soybeans across the U.S. The question is – just how good has it been? Read More

The Nitrogen Cycle

Nitrogen is one of the most essential nutrients for plant growth. Although nitrogen gas in the atmosphere represents the largest quantity of the nutrient in the environment, it’s unavailable to most plants as a direct source. Read More

The Sulfur Cycle

Sulfur is an essential macronutrient needed by plants to perform a variety of functions. In this live webinar, Nutrien Senior Agronomist Dr. Cristie Preston shares how sulfur plays a vital role in plant development, and what factors throughout the sulfur cycle should be considered when… Read More

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