University of Wyoming Extension News

Extension bulletin simplifies nitrogen affordability

A new bulletin from the University of Wyoming Extension provides a worksheet to help producers balance nitrogen applications and their budgets.

“Application costs, fertilizer costs and nitrogen goals per-acre are important considerations when making nitrogen application decisions,” said bulletin author Brian Lee, research scientist in theDepartment of Agricultural and Applied Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.  “This worksheet helps producers evaluate the application decisions for their operations given both costs and production goals.”

Lee is based at the James C. Hageman Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center near Lingle.

“Can I Afford to Apply Nitrogen to My Crop This Year?,” B-1252, is available for free download by going to and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. Type the bulletin title or number in the search field.