Foliar N

Swedeboy

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Location
Stockholm
Would it be possible to use only foliar in order to make the most of expensive nitrogen? As I understand it is way more efficient but is it possible supply all this way? Looking to apply 170 kg N/ha.
Thanks
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
Would it be possible to use only foliar in order to make the most of expensive nitrogen? As I understand it is way more efficient but is it possible supply all this way? Looking to apply 170 kg N/ha.
Thanks

It would be difficult to apply foliar N before you have sufficient foliage to take it up. You would need granular (or liquid of course) N to get the plants to that stage.
 

Andrew K

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Arable Farmer
Location
Essex
I think you might have scorch troubles unless you spray only in dull/dark conditions, and are not too ambitious regarding rates . What type of liquid n are we talking about?
 

cricketandcrops

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BASIS
Location
Lincolnshire
Would it be possible to use only foliar in order to make the most of expensive nitrogen? As I understand it is way more efficient but is it possible supply all this way? Looking to apply 170 kg N/ha.
Thanks
Nope, IMO Still need a decent amount of soil applied N to build the biomass, if can apply 120-160 kg N then you use the foliar N to replace the final 30-40 kg N.
 

cricketandcrops

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BASIS
Location
Lincolnshire
Good grief yes, been there etc.

Presumably N20 that misses foliage and hits the soil isn't wasted. With true foliar products you'd need a full canopy to intercept it which may not happen until April-ish.
agree entirely........I know a few who have historically made their own N20 for soil applied applications through dribble bars so can be applied to soil, however I wouldn't want to be applying to the leaf regularly through flat fan nozzles!

I like you believe the true foliar products (eg Safe-N) need a full canopy eg apply T2/T3, so IMO cannot replacement soil applied N completely, need the full crop foundation then these supplement the final N dose which with the exception of milling wheat is normally the more marginal application in terms of ROI.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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