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Iowa CommonGround - Anhydrous Ammonia Application

Posted on April 26, 2011 at 11:12 AM by Iowa Corn

A few weeks ago we told you about CommonGround (you can read that post here).  From time to time we will feature posts from the volunteers.

It is a very rainy day here in Iowa and many corn farmers are waiting to get into the fields to plant this year's crop.  Last week Suzanne did a great job explaining what exactly is involved in preparing your fields for the 2011 corn crop.

Anhydrous Ammonia Application

"Anhydrous ammonia (NH3 for short hand) is the form of nitrogen we use in our farming operation.  There are several different forms of nitrogen fertilizer - liquid 28% and 32%, urea, ammonium sulfate - but in our operation NH3 is the best form to use.  Corn being a grass plant requires nitrogen to grow. The soybean is a legume and manufactures it's own nitrogen."

You can read and see more photos from Suzanne's post here

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