Author: AM 1250/Mix 96 News
Some crops around the province have been turning yellow in recent days.  Manitoba Agriculture's John Heard suggests it may be due to a lack of nitrogen.  He adds many crops have the potential for big yields, couple that with a cutback in nitrogen rates this spring and it's a recipe for deficiency.  Heard notes if you choose to put some nitrogen on in a cereal situation, try to do it before a rain so the urea is not stranded on the soil surface.  He stresses there is risk, but there could be reward as well including the potential for bigger yields and higher protein.  In a row crop situation, Heard notes the decision is easy, a side dressed ammonia application.  He adds broadcasting urea will work as well as long as it's followed up by cultivation if no rain is in the forecast.