With fertilizer supply challenges this spring, NDSU Extension cereal agronomist Joel Ransom advises farmers plant corn first rather than waiting for nitrogen application. “Whether it’s anhydrous between the rows, or whether they’ll come back with urea or UAN, farmers need a plan for that.” Ransom says nitrogen can go on any time. However, if farmers need to apply phosphorus, the options for planting will be limited. “Phosphorus is a little more tricky. If a farmer has a significant need for phosphorus this year, then waiting for the fertilizer to go down may be a good strategy.”
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