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Illinois Farmers Encouraged to Use Nitrogen Rate Calculator

Illinois farmers being encouraged to utilize a resource called the nitrogen rate calculator. Jean Payne is president of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association. She says the calculator aims to find the “maximum return to N” or MRTN 

Payne says the calculator is a good way for farmers to verify if they are over applying or even under applying nitrogen. The easiest way to access the calculator is to type in “nitrogen rate calculator” in any search engine. 

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