Over the past week, warm temperatures and dry weather have helped shape up soil conditions. “However, there is a thing as starting too soon,” says Huso Crop Consulting owner Mark Huso. “Look at the extended forecast. If the soil temperature is 45-50 degree today, it might not be that way one week later.” In northeast North Dakota, very little fertilizer was applied last fall. “Some will still be anhydrous, but a lot of the fertilizer will be spread,” says Huso. “If you’re going to direct plant, be sure to use a denitrification product to buy you some insurance.” During the rush of fieldwork, Huso adds sticking to a plan is important.
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