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.
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