Spring Fertilization Questions
Spring planting is just about here. Are you ready to give your crops the best chance to get going?
There are many ways to do spring fertilizers and a ton of products to choose from. Let’s dive in and see where we need to start.
First, I like to have soil samples pulled. This step is crucial to help decide on the products and steps that proceed. A good relative sample will give you a base to go off of and help in the steps to come.
Second, is to look at the options of product and placement.
Are we doing a preseason broadcast application of dry fertilizer? This is a great way to apply nitrogen in higher quantity.
Do we do a strip-till program? This is a great way to put liquid fertilizer below the soil surface and prepare a seed bed for upcoming planting.
Do you apply a pop-up fertilizer in furrow with your planter? This is a great way to feed the crop right at germination and for a few weeks.
Are we doing a post emergence fertilizer program? This is good for applying nitrogen to your growing crop.
Where is your crop getting its nutrients from for the season? I believe you need a plan to make the most of your crop.
In conclusion there is no bad way to do a spring fertilizer application other than not doing one! I am willing to help anyone with ideas and bring solutions to your farm for fertilizer and or chemical. I know there are more options, but I believe these are the most commonly used practices. Good luck this spring on your crops and may mother nature bless you with a beautiful harvest.
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