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Gopher Coffee Shop podcast: Urea as a nitrogen source

In this installment of the Gopher Coffee Shop podcast, Extension educators Ryan Miller and Brad Carlson sit down with Fabián Fernández, Extension nutrient management specialist with the Department of Soil Water and Climate, to learn a little about Fabián’s background and to discuss urea use in Minnesota. Did you know that urea has surpassed anhydrous ammonia as Minnesota’s primary nitrogen source for crop fertility? We discuss urea application timings, current climate trends and implications for urea use, and urea loss processes. It was an interesting discussion and by the end of the podcast you should better understand efficient and effective use of urea as a nitrogen source. Enjoy! As mentioned in the podcast this winter we will be having both a nitrogen management conference and a nutrient management conference this winter.

The Nitrogen Management Conference is scheduled for February 4th in Mankato, MN. For more details, visit:

The Nutrient Management Conference is scheduled for February 18th in Alexandria, MN. For more details, visit:

Nutrient Management Website:

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