University of Illinois
Banding vs. Broadcast: Digging Into the Benefits, Barriers & Breakthroughs
University of Illinois researcher Scott Foxhoven will share new research on replicated trials comparing banded potassium and nitrogen to broadcast application, along with seeding population and yield response experiments at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Applying fertilizer beneath the soil surface is often the cornerstone of a strip-till system, and understanding the economic and soil health benefits of banded nutrients is key to capitalizing on the value.
Putting metrics behind the application methods is a focus of University of Illinois graduate research assistant Scott Foxhoven, who under the tutelage of Dr. Fred Below, conducts intensive nutrient management trials comparing banded and broadcast fertilizer applications.
For the last 3 years, Foxhoven has led replicated plot research assessing the impact of banded potassium and nitrogen on crop response, including placement in proximity to the seedbed and the safety of applying high-salt fertilizers in the row ahead of planting.
“We get a lot of questions, especially in our area, about whether it’s safe to band high-salt fertilizers directly under the row right before planting?” Foxhoven says. “We’ve been able to compile some pretty comprehensive research on how different management practices impact crop response from banded application of fertilizer.”
Get ready to take notes during a general session at the 2020 National Strip-Tillage Conference, Aug. 6-7 in Omaha, Neb., where Foxhoven will share results of new research which investigates digs into the details of why and how banded fertilizer application can benefit a strip-till system.
The 7th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Omaha LaVista Hotel & Conference Center and feature 2 days of strip-till education through an array of thought-provoking general sessions, strategy-packed strip-till classrooms and highly collaborative strip-till roundtable discussions.
THE 2020 EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY THESE LEADING STRIP-TILL SUPPLIERS: