Fertilizer supplies may become tight as more and more tractor tires turn in the fields. NDSU Extension soil specialist Dave Franzen says so far supplies are okay. “However, there will be tremendous pressure on them this week. I wouldn’t be surprised from place to place is there are some spot shortages, especially of urea in particular.” Franzen says starter fertilizers become more important in cropland further north. There is some flexibility with application of nitrogen fertilizer. “Crops, especially corn, are more forgiving with nitrogen if you don’t put it on early. If nitrogen is going to be the factor that delays planting, I think the decision should be to plant then put it on.”
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