Farmers should use some caution when planting after a spring anhydrous application. University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist Dan Kaiser says it really depends on soil moisture. “If you look at the point of injection, there’s a round shape between one and five inches in diameter. The drier it is, the larger the diameter will be,” says Kaiser. Farmers should be focused on seed depth. When working with shallow applications, seed germination damage could occur due to anhydrous. Kaiser recommends farmers wait a day or so to plant after application. “It doesn’t take long for the anhydrous to latch on to any moisture in the soil. Give it some time to react.”
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