The Fertilizer Advisory Committee holds an annual meeting to review project proposals. The following projects have been funded in the past several years. For a full summary of funded projects, please email anton.bekkerman@montana.edu.

 

2018
Investigators Project Title Funding Amount
Bourgault, Lamb, Jones Do we Need Phosphorus Fertilizer at Depth in No-Till Systems? 37,690
Budak, Zitkovich, Alptekin, Biyiklioglu, et al MicroCereal Micronutrient deficiencies and toxicities in wheat in Montana 45,000 
Burgess, Dyer A Chloride Deficiency and Salt Tolerance of Wheat and Pulse Cultivars 19,825 
Chen, Nilahyane Enhancing water and nitrogen use efficiency in sugarbeet under no-till 37,356 
 Eberly, Jones, Carr, Fordyce Improving nitrogen management in Montana dryland soils by determining the contribution of microbial mineralization to nitrogen availability  30,000 
Engel, Jones, Carr, Lane, Powell  Understanding acidification and management of Montana soils 30,000 
Ewing, Brookshire, Klassen, Dobeck, Jones, Payn, et al   Research Analytical Chemist, Environmental Analytical Laboratory 30,000 
Giroux, Oiestad   Examining the Role of Nitrogen in Wheat Growth and Yield in Response to Increased Starch Biosynthesis  34,000 
Glunk-Meccage, Peterson Impact of Sulfur fertilization rate and timing on forage quality, yield, and persistence in cool-season perennial grass stands 35,208 
Maxwell, Silverman, Broyles, Merja, Van Dyke, Wood  On-farm experiments to optimizing site-specific application of nitrogen fertilizer rates to maximize producer profits 30,000 
Miller, Jones, Bekkerman, Ewing, Larson    Long-term N management in alternative crop rotations 24,922 
Miller, Jones, Zabinski, Bourgault, et al  Advancing cover crop knowledge in Montana: Soil fertility implications 35,000 
Sherman, Carr, McVay     Relationship between fertility management and malt quality in low protein barley 30,000 

 

2017
Investigators Project Title Funding Amount
Bekkerman A fertilizer price prediction tool for the northern great plains 15,700
Budak, Zitkovich, Alptekin, Biyiklioglu, et al MicroCereal Micronutrient deficiencies and toxicities in wheat in Montana 39,500
Carr, McVay, Sherman Relationship between fertility management and malt quality in low protein barley 30,000
Chen, Afshar Optimization of nitrogen fertilizer in sugarbeet under no-till management 30,522
Engel, Jones, Carr, Lane Understanding acidification and management of Montana soils  45,000
Ewing, Miller Soil carbon accrual in progressive Montana crop rotations - baseline soil carbon analysis 13,900
Ewing, Brookshire, Klassen, Dobeck, Jones, Payn, et al Research Analytical Chemist, Environmental Analytical Laboratory 30,000
Ewing, Brookshire, Budak, Payn, Klassen, Engel, McDermott Purchase of an inductivley couples Plasma optical emission spectrometer for analysis of cereal micronutrients, environmental waters, and soil chemistry 40,000
Jones, Ewing, Miller, Sigler Fallow replacement and nitrogen rate effects on nitrate leaching, yield, and quality 7,300
Maxwell, Silverman, Broyles, Merja, Van Dyke, Wood On-farm experiments to optimizing site-specific application of nitrogen fertilizer rates to maximize producer profits 53,156
McVay, Khan Foliar applications to correct micro-nutrient deficiencies in winter wheat 13,050
Miller, Jones, Zabinski, Bourgault, et al Advancing cover crop knowledge in Montana:  Soil fertility implications  32,927
Miller, Jones, Bekkerman, Ewing, et al Long-term N management in alternative crop rotations 30,448
Mohammed, Chen Enhancing yield and nutritional quality of dry pea through micro-nutrient fertilization 18,519
Torrion, Stougaard, Talbert Nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for contrasting protein requirements 36,352

2016
Investigators Project Title Funding Amount
Burgess Phosphorus and Potassium induced micronutrient deficiency in vegetables grown in manure-amended soils: How much is too much? 19,869
Chen, Afshar Optimization of nitrogen fertilizer in sugarbeet under no-till management 28,234
Engel, Carr, Jones, Lane Understanding acidification and management of Montana soils.  12,980
Engel, Miller, Jones Fertilizer Management Strategies for Enhanced N Recovery and Reducing N Losses in No-till Wheat 56,275
Ewing, Brookshire, Klassen, Jones, Payn Research Analytical Chemist, Environmental Analytical Laboratory 30,000
Ewing, Miller, Engel Long-term N management effects on soil organic C and N in traditional and diversified cropping systems 18,000
Jones, Ewing, Miller, Sigler Fallow replacement and nitrogen rate effects on nitrate leaching, yield, and quality 61,375
Lamb, Boss Nitrogen sources for short season dryland grain corn production in a low rainfall environment 9,402
McVay, Khan Foliar applications to correct micro-nutrient deficiencies in winter wheat  14,700
Miller, Jones, Bekkerman, Doheny, Larson Long-term N management in alternative crop rotations  36,900
Miller, Jones, Zabinski, Doheny, Gettel Advancing cover crop knowledge in Montana: Soil Fertility Implications  30,240
Mohammed, Chen Enhancing Yield and Nutritional Quality of Dry Pea through Micro-nutrient  Fertilization 17,864
Sands, Jones, Turner, Dratrz, Newcomb, Wichman The Seed Sentinel: Indicator Plants to Diagnose On-Farm Soil Bioavailable Mineral Deficiencies and Optimize Fertilizer Use 34,900
Torrion, Glunk, Stougaard Optimizing Boron maintenance fertilization for alfalfa  39,641
Torrion, Stougaard, Talbert Nitrogen Fertilizer Recommendations for Contrasting Protein Requirements  31,489
Wichman, Crawford, Hatelid, Malisani Second and third year evaluation of alfalfa response to spring broadcast fertilizer in central Montana’s Cascade, Fergus and Judith Basin Counties. 8,180

 

2015
Investigators Project Title Funding Amount
Chen, Engel Investigating crop nitrogen uptake as affected by cropping systems and management strategies. 30,480
Desta, Lamb, Gray, Hauptman Maximizing Yield and Quality of Dry Pea with In-Season Foliar P Fertilizer  19,035
Desta Potassium management for imporved dairyland spring wheat grain yeild and quality 24,252
Desta, Torrion, Lamb, Bruckner Roots Characteristics, Nutrient and Water Use of Winter Wheat  as Affected by Moisture, Nutrient Management and Cultivars   78,944
Desta, Torrion  Evaluation of urea-potassium chloride blend and residue management in spring wheat 29,712
Engel, Miller, Jones, Chen Wichman Fertilizer Management Strategies for Enhanced N Recovery and Reducing N Losses in No-till Wheat 57,375
Ewing, Brookshire, Klassen, Jones, Payn Research Analytical Chemist, Environmental Analytical Laboratory 30,000
Jones, Ewing, Miller, Sigler Fallow replacement and nitrogen rate effects on nitrate leaching, yield, and quality 55,878
Lamb, Boss Nitrogen sources for short season dryland grain corn production in a low rainfall environment 8,798
Miller, Jones, Bekkerman Long-term N management in alternative crop rotations 36,050
Miller, Jones, Zabinski Do cover crop mixtures grown during the summer fallow period improve soil quality compared with a sole pea cover crop or no cover crop? 18,725
Sands, Wichman The seed sentinel:  Indicator plants to diagnose on-farm soil bioavailable mineral deficiencies and optimize fertilizer use. 41,300
Torrion, Glunk, Stougaard Optimizing Boron maintenance fertilization for alfalfa 42,017
Torrion, Stougaard Understanding the nitrogen use efficiency / water use efficiency tradeoff in spring wheat 25,356
Wichman, Crawford, Hatelid Evaluation and demonstration of dryland alfalfa and alfalfa grass yield response to spring application of granular and liquid fertilizer in Fergus and Judit Basin counties.  8,214