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Optimizing nitrogen management under conditions of extreme moisture

Crop Types
  • Whole Farm
Collaborating Locations


In addition to the direct effects of erratic moisture conditions on crop yield and quality, one of the key questions from both a production and environmental standpoint is - how can growers best manage N fertilizer under extreme moisture conditions to ensure that crop N demands are met and crop productivity is optimized while N losses are minimized. The aim of the proposed study is to provide producers with information to help assess and pro-actively manage the risks associated with N fertilization by linking the probability/predictability of extreme moisture conditions based on historical data with a set of criteria/rules of thumb to optimize N management decisions.


  1. Develop data-based decision support materials to help farmers assess and manage potential risks associated with nitrogen fertilizer management under extreme moisture conditions.

Project Details

Principal Investigator
Dr. Paul Bullock
Project Status
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Funding Partners
MCGA, MPSG, MB Agriculture