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What type of phosphate application in soybeans is best?

Apr 24, 2014

Question: We plant soybeans on 15 inches.  Our soil samples call for phosphate only. Which is better for the plant and higher yields, side-dressed liquid phosphate or broadcast phosphate?  It would seem the plant would use the side-dressed liquid before the broadcast version.

Answer: The best return-on-investment strategy to alleviate low P would be a broadcast application paired with a 2 x 2 starter.

This answer was provided courtesy of Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin Soybean Extension Specialist.

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