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Sponsored: Apply Nitrogen in Spring or Fall?

Understanding the pros and cons

There’s never a bad time to think about nitrogen applications for next year’s corn crop. The recurring question is when is the right time for your customers to apply? Consider these factors relative to the debate about applying in spring versus fall:

  • Workload - Applying in fall helps reduce demands on your time in the spring.
  • Infrastructure - If every farmer waited until spring to apply, availbility of application equipment and nitrogen sources could be tight.
  • Weather - If Mother Nature cooperates postharvest, your customers may want to take advantage and apply anhydrous ammonia in the fall. Frequent spring rain, like much of the Midwest experienced this season, also is a consideration when planning for fall and spring 2018.

Regardless of fertilizer source or fall or spring application timing, always consider the advantages of incorporating N-Serve® or Instinct® nitrogen stabilizers with fertilizer applications to help minimize leaching and denitrification — and maximize the effectiveness of nitrogen. Maximizing profit by minimizing nitrogen loss in a sustainable way should always be the first consideration, and incorporating Instinct or N-Serve with your customers’ nitrogen program can achieve both. 

®Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow. Instinct is not registered for sale or use in all states. Contact your state pesticide regulatory agency to determine if a product is registered for sale or use in your state. Do not fall-apply anhydrous ammonia south of Highway 16 in the state of Illinois. Always read and follow label directions.

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