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Measure of age in soil nitrogen could help precision agriculture


July 25, 2016

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What's good for crops is not always good for the environment. Nitrogen, a key nutrient for plants, can cause problems when it leaches into water supplies. University of Illinois engineers developed a model to calculate the age of nitrogen in corn and soybean fields, which could lead to improved fertilizer application techniques to promote crop growth while reducing leaching.Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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