Potential for Nitrogen Loss Following Heavy Rainfalls

Carrie Laboski, Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Extension Specialist

Rainfall totals over the past week (June 19 to 26) in the southern half of Wisconsin range from 1 to 15 plus inches. Many soils are saturated and some fields have had or still have standing water in all or part of the field. The million-dollar question is: How much nitrogen (N) loss should I expect from denitrification or leaching and what should I do about it? To answer this question, we’ll consider each situation independently.

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