Advice for winter fertilizer application

By on December 29, 2011

An exceedingly wet fall in Ohio has stymied the efforts of livestock farmers to use their manure to fertilize their fields. With storage room now running low, they may face a last resort: applying manure to frozen ground.

A recent article by Ohio State University Extension outlined seven key considerations to bear in mind when fertilizing frozen ground. Because run-off and water contamination is more likely in Winter than other seasons, particular care should be taken with this application.

Nitrogen run-off from agricultural sources, especially fertilizer, is known to contribute to water quality issues in many areas.

Read more at Corn & Soybean Digest.

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