North Dakota State University Soil Science Professor R. Jay Goos reminds wheat growers not to skimp on phosphorus. “The yield of spring wheat is provided by three types of stems: main stem, T1 tiller from the base of the first leaf and the T2 tiller from the base of the second leaf,” says Goos. “A supply of phosphorus to those young plants is critical for initiating those. I know budgets are tight, but farmers need to know that phosphorus is needed for those stems to form.”
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