Source: University of Missouri
Retailers may be swamped by farmers wanting anhydrous ammonia to apply before planting, but a University of Missouri Extension soil specialist recommends they plant first, fertilize later.
"Nobody had much of a chance to get work done last fall because harvest was late and wet, so pretty much it's left all the anhydrous ammonia to go on this spring and caused a logistical nightmare," said Bill Coen, vice president of plant foods and transportation for MFA, Inc. "Guys who have been in the business 40 years haven't seen this type of spring unfold before where everyone's running at once. It's very unusual."
University of Missouri Extension soil specialist Peter Scharf recommends that farmers not squander prime planting time to wait for anhydrous.