Managing nitrogen is not a one-time event. For optimized crop growth and yield potential, nutrient management is as important in the middle of the season as it is at planting, says Eric Scherder, Ph.D., field scientist, Dow AgroSciences.
EuroChem Group AG, a global agrochemical company, announced the selection of a site in St. John the Baptist Parish for its contemplated Louisiana natural gas-based fertilizer plant and distribution center.
By Carrie Laboski, Professor and Extension Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management Specialist, University of Wisconsin
Without fail every year after planting, questions start popping up about pop-up fertilizer. The questions always occur when there are emergence or germination issues. So, before planting gets into full swing, let’s think about seed placed starter.
1 + 1 = 3? No, this isn’t “one weird trick” or “doctors hate this man” gimmick that plague the margins on your webpages. It’s just the wonder of nature revealing itself. One thing about science is that it is surprising. It challenges your assumptions and reminds you that you are a mere mortal in a vast universe.
From wet, cold conditions in the eastern Corn Belt to excessively dry, cool soils in the Plains states, spring field conditions could pose early growth challenges for this season's crops. They may also provide growers with the opportunity to witness the benefits of using a starter fertilizer, says an agronomic expert from CHS Inc., a farmer-owned cooperative.
Placing fertilizer on the seed can help speed up early plant growth but also can substantially reduce stand if a fertilizer is over-applied or soils are dry. How dry is too dry? That is a good question and the answer depends on the soil corn is being planted in.