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VIDEO: Taking the Basal Stalk Nitrate Test

Fabian Fernandez, Nutrient Management Specialist

The basal stalk nitrate test is a diagnostic test taken at the end of the growing season in corn. Results will show how well you did with your nitrogen management during the season. While this test won’t tell you how much N you need to apply next year, over time it can reveal a picture of your fertilizer management practices.

Corn harvest, drying, storage challenging this year

Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension Service, and Dave Nicolai, UM Extension
Each year brings challenges for crop production, North Dakota State University Extension Service grain drying expert Ken Hellevang warns.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 82 percent of the Minnesota corn crop is mature compared with a five-year average of 93 percent. As of Oct. 15, only 7 percent of the Minnesota corn crop had been harvested, compared with a 38 percent average.