Enhanced Nitrogen Research Initiative

This research will include comparisons of commercially available N fertilizers, namely granular urea and liquid UAN, with and without N fertilizer stabilizers.

IPNI-2014-CAN-AB31

Summary of Proposed Research This research will include comparisons of commercially available nitrogen (N) fertilizers, namely granular urea and liquid urea ammonium nitrate (UAN), with and without N fertilizer stabilizers. The products to be assessed and compared include the urease inhibitor Agrotain, the nitrification inhibitors DCD and Nitripyrin or N-Serve (Instinct formulation), and polymer coated granular urea (ESN). Read more


Year of initiation:2014
Year of completion:2014
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Interpretive Summary

2014

Annual use of N fertilizer in Canada is 1. 8 million t; however due to the inefficiency of plant uptake and utilization, crops seldom assimilate 50% of applied N. Nitrogen losses result in lower yields and grain quality, and are a potential environmental concern if N is leached into surface or ground water or lost to the atmosphere as ammonia (NH3) or nitrous oxide (N2O).


Updates & Reports

2014

Project Description



Project Leader

Linda Hall, University of Alberta


Project Cooperators

Brian Beres, AAFC
Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez, Univ of Alberta


IPNI Staff

T. Jensen


Location

Americas \ Northern America \ CAN \ Alberta


Topics

nutrient management

wheat

Nitrogen (N)