Many farmers have long been concerned about nutrient stratification in reduced- tillage systems. We passed Sovereign's question, and a few of our own, along to Iowa State University agronomist Antonio Mallarino, who conducted a major research project on st
Nitrogen is an escape artist. And dry urea knows more escape routes than any of the other common forms of nitrogen. If conditions are ripe for loss, some of the urea beats the applicator out of the field. Houdini would be jealous.
In the mad dash to get all last fall's fieldwork done, then get this year's corn planted, applying fertilizer may have been bumped lower down on your to-do list. Even so, you have a few options to get those nutrients down in time this spring.