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SPES-39NP

Authors as Published

Mark S. Reiter, Associate Professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension Agronomist, Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; W. Hunter Frame, Assistant Professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension Agronomist, Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech; and Wade E. Thomason, Professor and Virginia Cooperative Extension Agronomist, School of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

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Early summer often means locally heavy and sporadic rainfall as thunderstorms deliver intense rains, and 2018 appears to be no different with many areas in eastern Virginia receiving 3+ inches of rain in a few days (Figure 1). These storms also often coincide with the timing of sidedress nitrogen (N) and sulfur (S) applications on corn. While some rainfall after sidedress is very beneficial to facilitate N movement into soil, heavy rain (2+ inches) often leaves us wondering how much, if any, of that recently-applied N remains and if additional N is needed.

 


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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Publication Date

June 25, 2018