Maximize Your Fertilizer’s Efficiency

10:54AM Nov 16, 2011

The following information is a Web Extra from the pages of Top Producer. It corresponds with the article "High Fertilizer Prices to Persist." You can find the article in the Top Producer Mid-November issue.


Ken Ferrie answers the question if 28% or anhydrous ammonia is a better nitrogen source for sidedress.
Our agronomist tells how much phosphorus is needed in blend for starter fertilizer.
Missy Bauer describes the consequences of loose gauge wheels.
Ken Ferrie answers this farmer’s question in episode 2 of Corn College TV.
Ken Ferrie answers a farmer's question about nitrogen running off in his farm tile.
Ammonia price variability is being caused by demand factors, not by natural gas prices as has been the case in many years.
Now, as soil temperatures cool down, is the time to plan your nitrogen management for 2012.

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