June 6, 2012
With the new expanded version, Adapt-N can now potentially be used on 50 million corn acres!
Taking a look at the rainfall distribution in our Adapt-N area for the past 30 and 60 days, these maps represent both the Departure from Normal in inches of rain, and the Percent of Normal Precipitation.
Most of the Corn Belt was well below normal, except for Minnesota and extreme NW Iowa and Wisconsin. This means that Adapt-N recommendations will generally be low and the benefits of the Adapt-N tool in terms of N savings will be quite apparent… unless there is a lot of rain in the next weeks, of course.
The Northeast is variable, with most areas near normal, so here N recommendations will differ due to other management factors and decreased uncertainty (lower need for ‘insurance fertilizer’) from incorporating this weather information. Higher than normal precipitation in areas such as those in Minnesota and Maine may see higher N recommendations due to higher early season losses.
The Adapt-N Team