Prairieland FS, Scott County Farm Bureau, and Pike County Farm Bureau are teaming up to demonstrate the impact of implementing 4R nutrient stewardship practices by comparing practices such as spring versus fall application and split application. Various forms of nitrogen applied with the Y Drop placement versus single application will also be part of the project. Nitrogen rate and timing trials complimented with DTN weather stations and
N-WATCH soil sampling sites will assist in gathering information on the project.
Dan Maggart at Prairieland FS in Jacksonville is working on two nitrogen management plots looking at different nitrogen rates and sources. There are six nitrogen rates used throughout the plot ranging from 0lbs – 250lbs.
Data has been tracked through a DTN weather station: Plot 1 located at the Winchester Research Site:
Plot 2 with David Gay:
Next steps for the plot are to monitor it through Climate FieldView software, weekly crop scouting, and drone imagery.
For the month of July average high temperatures were 87.2 degrees while the average low daily temperature was 65.9 degrees. These seasonal temperatures recorded the highest single day temperature on the 22nd at 96 degrees while the lowest daily high was 78 degrees on the 29th. . July saw below average rainfall through the month with a total of 3.24 inches for the month. The highest daily amount was 1.13 on the 27th which was the only rain event over an inch for the month. A total 748 Growing Degree Units (GDU) were received with the highest daily amount recorded of 30 recorded on 22nd.
For the month of July average high temperatures were 88.7 degrees while the average low daily temperature was 67.2 degrees. These seasonal temperatures recorded the highest single day temperature on the 22nd at 96 degrees while the lowest daily high was 78 degrees on the 29th. . July saw well below average rainfall through the month with a total of 2.18 inches. Nearly all the monthly total came on the 27th when 1.61 was recorded. A total 782 Growing Degree Units (GDU) were received with the highest daily amount recorded of 30 recorded on 22nd.
June saw a stark contrast in weather conditions from the previous two months with unseasonably warm and dry weather. For the month average high temperature was 84.4 degrees while the average low daily temperature was 61.7 degrees. The first 13 days of June saw zero perception recorded while averaging 87.1 degrees under windy conditions. Some rainfall did occur mid-June with 2.99 inches received from the 14th – 19th. Monthly rainfall total at the site was 3.46 inches compared to 5.66 inches the previous month. Growing Degree Units (GDU) accumulated was 671 with the highest daily amount recorded on the 13th at 30. Evapotranspiration for the month totaled 6.89 inches leaving a monthly shortfall of 3.43 inches compared to precipitation.
Evapotranspiration (ET) is the sum of evaporation and plant transpiration. Evaporation accounts for the movement of water to the air from sources such as the soil, canopy interception, and waterbodies. Transpiration accounts for the movement of water within a plant and the subsequent loss of water as vapor through stomata in its leaves.
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