Yield results continue to roll in across the Corn Belt from our various field trials. In this trial, located in southern Illinois, we compared eight different application plans with a total of 16 passes in the field. The trial aimed to compare the yield impact of late-season nitrogen application with a traditional one-and-done approach.
As you see in the photo to the right, we see two significant themes. First, the split nitrogen application improved yield as compared to the control – which was a one-and-done approach, applying 200 lb. of N at preplant. Second, we see that the addition of a 360 Y-DROP nitrogen application substantially increased yield by an average of 29.5 bu/A. On top of that, in low areas where heavy rain caused ponding, 360 Y-DROP had an even greater impact, increasing yield by 35 bu/A.
For more background on the trial, take a look at Gregg Sauder’s presentation at Proving Grounds. Also, stay tuned for our 360 Yield Center Yield Book, an in-depth analysis of our 2015 field trials, coming soon in early 2016. You can also click here learn more about 360 Y-DROP, or by talking with a local dealer.