The Nitrogen Smart Program has been around for a number of years. The course was taught in person by University of Minnesota Extension Educator at the Mankato Regional Office Brad Carlson. Nitrogen Smart has been available online too for a couple years. Now it is available as an interactive online course.

The course takes about 3 hours to complete. It has a nice feature where you can begin the program, pause it and complete it later at another time. There are no more nitrogen decisions to be made this year. I have read many research studies and all found that at this stage of corn development after pollination, adding more nitrogen does not increase yields.

But if you have time now, we can learn how to better manage nitrogen for next year. By the way, there is no charge for completing the Nitrogen Smart interactive online program thanks to the generous support of the Minnesota Corn Growers!