If you've got a full plate but not much time to take care of it all, or if things like anhydrous ammonia are in short supply in your area, plant first and worry about other jobs later, says University of Missouri Extension soil specialist Peter Scharf.
"It is likely we will lose significant snow and with the snow loss comes a very high risk of losing the manure with the snow. Nutrient loss from runoff can be significant thereby rendering those manure nutrients useless for crop production and consequently
In the Corn Belt, most phosphorus (P), most potassium (K) and some nitrogen (N) is applied typically in the fall. This year, the late harvest and wet conditions have worked together to make nutrient applications a challenge.