With the long and wet harvest, very little fertilizer was put down last fall. What does that mean for spring fieldwork? Rock ‘n Rock Agronomy owner Jason Hanson says that’s been a big question. Crops such as corn and wheat can be fertilized later so the planting window isn’t sacrificed. “You want to have fertilizer on both of those crops by about fifth leaf,” says Hanson. “After that, the demand from those crops is going to pick up and growing points start coming above ground.” Soils in the Devils Lake Basin were on the dry side last fall. If soil conditions remain dry, Hanson recommends using nitrogen fertilizer additives to extend the amount of time nitrogen remains in the soil. “Your bread and butter is fertility.” Listen to more.