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Nitrogen for Crops – How Much, What Type, and When to Apply

Earn 1 CEU (Continuing Education Unit) For This Training.

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Aric Olson


Nitrogen application remains a mystery for many. Proper nitrogen management includes the right rate from the appropriate type at just the correct time.

It seems like this would be easy, but there are so many variables it’s easy to do what you’ve always done or do what your neighbor does. This can be a big mistake costing money, time, and potentially damaging the environment. 

What you want is to achieve a high nitrogen use efficiency. In other words, achieve the highest yields using the least amount of nitrogen. This is desirable and achievable, and our session will help you get there. 

In this session, Aric Olson is going to change the way you view nitrogen going forward. His experience in AgTech, and agriculture, combined with his education in chemistry, makes him perfect for explaining proper nitrogen use.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  1. Determine how much nitrogen to apply 
  2. What kind of nitrogen to apply 
  3. When nitrogen should be applies 
Aric Olson


Aric Olson, the president of Jain Irrigation, Inc. (Fresno, CA) has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration to go along with 15+ years of manufacturing company experience. He is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt and Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence from the American Society of Quality. Additionally, he is a Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist and Certified Irrigation Designer by the Irrigation Association.