Nitrogen is one of the primary plant nutrients and is responsible for a significant portion of crop yield potential. Therefore, it is vital to have ample nitrogen available to crops throughout their growth and development. Because of how it cycles through various forms, nitrogen can sometimes be tricky to harness for maximum efficiency. It doesn’t stay in one form for an extended period and, the most common form the plant uses, which is the nitrate (NO3) form, is the most susceptible to moving with water. Balancing crop demands with increased accountability over the uncertain fate of nitrogen makes it imperative that growers constantly evaluate nitrogen management. This episode of Back 2 Basics takes a look at managing this primary plant nutrient.