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Anhydrous ammonia season has started. I will list a few agronomic points behind anhydrous applications. Nitrogen is a mobile nutrient in the NO3 form. The key factor in anhydrous application is to hold the nutrient in the stable form. Soil bacteria works on the anhydrous and convert the nutrient into the mobile form.
NH3 to NH4 to Soil & Bacteria to NO2 to NO3
1. The soil bacteria are more active at higher soil temperatures. It is suggested that soil temperatures are 50 degrees F (or less) when we begin application. The FSC website has the daily soil temperatures by county.
2. N - Serve is added to anhydrous. This product works on the soil bacteria (reduce bacteria activity to allow the nitrogen to remain in the non-leaching form).