University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist Dan Kaiser says the wet fall shouldn’t have too big of an impact on soil fertility. “I don’t think it will have too much of an impact when we talk about phosphorus and potassium. We do know with nitrogen over the growing season, the wetter it is, the more denitrification we have,” says Kaiser. “The main challenge will be like last year, just getting it done. There’s a more compressed window for farmers in the north part of Minnesota. Farmers may not get much fertilizer applied.” Kaiser doesn’t expect too many problems with the fertility of the prevent plant ground. “If anything was applied, it’s probably still there.”
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