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Water quality--Minnesota; Groundwater--Minnesota


ABSTRACT-Minnesota ranks fifth in overall fertilizer nitrogen (FN) use. Nitrogen is essential for crop production; however, there are concerns about this use relative to profitability and potential impacts on groundwater. There are many sources and sinks of nitrogen in ecosystems. The impact of agricultural management practices on groundwater requires that all sources and fates be considered before FN rates are determined. Research is underway to evaluate relationships between FN application for continuous com and movement of nitrate through soil profiles. Growers making N management decisions have to be able to evaluate the complex nature of N in the environment when they determine their crop needs. Computer software is under development to provide this information on a site specific basis.

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