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Erica Quinlan

Agronomics: 5 Reasons to Fertilize in the Fall

After harvest, farmers have the option of fertilizing fields with potassium and phosphorous in the fall — or waiting until spring. There are several advantages of applying fertilizers in the fall, said Robert Mullen, director of agronomy at PotashCorp. Benefits range from resource availability to logistics. There are exceptions to this practice, particularly in coarse, sandy-textured soils. But for many farmers, fall fertilization is advantageous, Mullen said. He shared his top five reasons to fall fertilize with AgriNews. 1. Logistically more manageable: Farmers have more time, labor and equipment available in the fall. “Farmers are really in a time [...]

By |October 9, 2014|
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