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How to Count Tillers to Time Spring Nitrogen

Timing Spring Nitrogen Applications

If tiller density is low in late January or early February a split application of nitrogen can increase wheat yield. On the other hand if tiller density is high, an early nitrogen fertilizer split can hurt yield. Learn how to tell if an early application of spring nitrogen is needed by watching this video.

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