Develop Your Nitrogen Management Plan Now Before it’s too Late

Tom Fry, sales manager of premium products at The Mosaic Company, says now is the time to make your nitrogen management plan, “The decision is a function of multiple factors – cropping systems, typical fall versus spring soil conditions, the market and logistics.” Applying nitrogen in fall can be a risky endeavor, especially in areas with increased rainfall or snowmelt like the Midwest, “You stand to lose nitrogen by volatilization, leaching or denitrification.” The Mosaic Company encourages farmers and retailers to soil test to get a good reading on P and K, and notes, “…mobile nutrients like nitrogen and sulfur aren’t as accurate in the standard zero to six soil test.” Fry suggests using a two-foot in-season nitrogen test to accurately assess the N available in the soil. Read the full article!

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