As the season progresses, you may be contemplating adding additional fertilizer to influence yield or protein in wheat. As a general rule, broadcast or foliar nitrogen applications made prior to flag leaf emergence will contribute more to yield, while applications made post flag leaf emergence will contribute more to protein, provided the plant has the nitrogen needed to produce yield.
Research has shown that nitrogen applications just prior to heading through post-flowering (2-weeks) can contribute to a protein increase.
When applying top dress urea or UAN, applying a nitrogen stabilizer to prevent nitrogen loss and further improve yield and crop performance potential.
P&H has a variety of top dress products to fit your operation’s nutrient management program. These products include: