Balancing Production Gains against Environmental Impacts of Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Practices

United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service/Rodney Venterea

Corn producers in Minnesota and agricultural producers in general are facing two pressures which are on a collision course with each other: the pressure to increase crop yields to meet growing demand, and the pressure to lessen the environmental footprint of production. This project aims to address this issue by simultaneously measuring the effects of nitrogen management on yields, potential soil nitrate leaching, and nitrous oxide emissions.