Nitrogen Management, Plant Nutritionals Raise Yields, Protein and the Bar
In northwestern North Dakota, near the city of Stanley, Warren and Meredith Craft farm over 5,000 acres. Their crops for the upcoming season include spring wheat, field peas, soybeans and flax. Because their biggest crop is wheat, it’s important to have good yield and high protein levels at harvest. Protein is the key when they haul to the elevator. “They’ll discount you eight to 10 cents a bushel if you don’t make the 14 percent protein level,” Warren says.