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Starter Fertilizer

Dear Reader,

Many no-tillers are integrating starter fertilizer into their systems as a way to increase plant health from the beginning of the growth cycle. And while there are a lot of benefits to using a starter fertilizer, there are also a lot of key questions that need to be asked before introducing it into your nutrient management plan.

Download your free copy of Successful Strategies for Reducing Costs, Increasing Yields with Starter Fertilizer for insight into how nutrients placed in close proximity to the seed, typically at planting, can result in early plant health, quicker plant growth and cost savings. Find expert advice, equipment pointers, the latest research and more!

In this special report:

  • PAGE 3: STARTER FERTILIZER 101 — Chad Kruse, territory manager with C&R Supply, gives his advice & analysis for introducing starter fertilizer into a no-till farming system.

  • PAGE 6: EQUIPMENT BASICS OF A STARTER FERTILIZER SYSTEM — A dealer shares his perspective on what to know & what to ask about building a starter-fertilizer system on your planter.

  • PAGE 8: HIGH FERTILIZER PRICES, COLD SPRING MAY MAKE STARTER FERTILIZER MORE IMPORTANT — Learn about key concepts of starter use for corn & conditions in which it may be more cost-effective in the spring.

  • PAGE 11: ON-FARM TRIALS INDENTIFY YIELD-BOOSTING FERTILIZER STRATEGIES No-Till Farmer’s 2022 Conservation Ag Operator Fellow Jim Leverich shares results of his 2022 starter fertilizer trial.

  • PAGE 17: NO-TILL FARMER’S STARTER FERTILIZER ROUNDUP — A handy list of other articles we’ve released that have even more information on starter fertilizer for no-tillers.

Yours for better no-tilling,

Mackane Vogel

Mackane Vogel
Assistant Editor
No-Till Farmer