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Proper Fertilizer Timing & Placement Optimizes Nutrient Needs

Deciding when & how to apply fertilizer depends on the nutrients, crops, equipment available & economic feasibility.
Many farmers are well-versed in the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship: apply the right source at the right rate, at the right time, in the right place. Following this framework ensures crops use nutrients efficiently and effectively, helping no-tillers maximize their fertilizer budget.
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When Timing Matters: Sidedressing Nitrogen vs. Pre-Plant Applications

Sidedressing nitrogen has become a popular practice as a way to deliver the right amount of nitrogen to crops at the right time while reducing the risk of leaching. However, according to research from the University of Minnesota, split applications don't always work better than up-front applications. Find out how to assess whether or not sidedressing makes sense.
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[Video] Aulari Air Cart Cuts Passes, Boosts Efficiency for No-Tiller

Linus Rothermich talks about the features of this 5-ton Aulari ALR2304AM air cart he uses to place fertilizer at planting and for sidedressing nitrogen for corn. He’s putting nearly all his fertilizer down with the machine and has eliminated the need to put fertilizer in the crop rows. The Auxvasse, Mo., no-tiller says he’s working to eliminate yellow, nutrient-deficient corn in spring.
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7 Tips For Effective Sidedressing Of Nutrients

If conditions permit, there’s likely to be a lot of sidedressed nitrogen going on fields the rest of the month. Guy Swanson, developer of the Exactrix anhydrous delivery system, says that putting down nutrients at this time of the year can be your most cost-effective application, but there’s also a lot of risk involved if you don’t get them applied in time or properly.
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