There were lessons in soils from 2018, which farmers can carry into the upcoming growing season. Lesley Lubenow, a cropping systems specialist at the NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center, says one was dealing with delays. “With spring delays, farmers should try to plant first and fertilizer later with nitrogen,” says Lubenow. “Crops where there is a pop-up fertilizer impact, such as canola or corn, then your locked into waiting.” Lubenow adds farmers also experienced sulfur deficiencies. If detected early in plant development, corrections can be easy to remedy. “If you get it on within the few few weeks of the growing season, then the problem is usually solved.”
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