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Quick Start and Short-Term Fertility Will be Focus This Spring

Posted on April 22, 2014

Lower commodity prices, high land rent costs and the desire to get a running start on the 2014 growing season will combine to make use of starter fertilizers an attractive option for farmers this spring.

“The emphasis this year will be on short-term fertility – providing just the amount of fertilizer the crop needs when it needs it – versus...

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Past Articles
  • Addition of Zinc to Starter Fertilizer Highly Recommended for 2014

    Posted on February 4, 2014

    Lower commodity prices, rising production costs, high cash-rent costs for land and the trend towards one-year lease renewals should all drive increased use of starter fertilizer in 2014. And, farmers might want to seriously consider the addition of zinc to their starters this year for some very good reasons.

    “I expect an emphasis on...

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  • In the Lab: Urease Inhibition Test

    Posted on January 30, 2014

    Up to 50 percent of your applied nitrogen is susceptible to loss through leaching, volatilization and denitrification. Join Matt Werner, SFP® research coordinator, as he shows Max Armstrong how NutriSphere-N® Nitrogen Fertilizer Manager can protect your nitrogen investment. In this experiment, Werner demonstrates NutriSphere-N's ability...

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  • Minimize Early Spring N-Loss

    Posted on January 30, 2014

    In the spring, time is everything to corn producers and spreading the work load can improve timeliness of operations and efficiency of inputs.  Many producers utilize split applications of nitrogen (N) and typically apply a portion of their fertilizer preplant. While all N applications are susceptible to N-loss, several management...

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