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There is considerable interest among no-tillers in improving the efficiency of their fertilizer programs, and that has caused them to explore opportunities to split up nitrogen and phosphorus applications throughout the growing season to spoon-feed today’s high-yielding hybrids and varieties. This includes putting more N, P, K, sulfur and micronutrients down with the planter, sidedressing and late-season applications to improve yields.

In addition to yield increases, another reason farmers are considering split applications is pressure from the public and regulators to improve fertility management and help safeguard watersheds.

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In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., you’ll hear John Fulton, ag engineer for Ohio State University Extension, discuss the opportunities for timing and placement of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how new technology can help enhance delivery. Fulton will also discuss environmental risks, agronomic response and application field capacity, as well as tips to consider for success.







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