After the first 14 days of May, the 15th greets us with warm, summertime weather. But, it is still wet in many areas. Some farmers are planting, but a majority are waiting a couple more days. <A few farmers are replanting, some haven’t even started planting, pythium reported in soybean fields, finishing up dry plowdown>
The current weather has permitted us time to change many of our tender trucks and TerraGators from dry capabilities to liquid capabilities. <Third week of April, most farmers haven’t started planning, 1″ rain in past couple days, cold and windy today>
As pre-emerge spraying winds down, sidedressing season builds up steam. The corn has been out of the ground for the last few weeks so it’s time for a second shot of nitrogen. Although recent rains have suppressed some applications, ammonia is still leaving the facility at a steady pace. Next week’s rain forecast has made some growers nervous as they try to finish up planting and sidedressing.
For many farmers in the area, this week begins the first application of nitrogen for the coming corn crops. This is also the first week that many tractors will see dirt since last harvest. Anhydrous ammonia nurse tanks, pulled by these tractors, provide the nitrogen for pre-plant applications.
Don’t forget about the value of adding a nitrogen stabilizer to your NH3! Ask your salesman how a nitrogen stabilizer, like N-Serve, can preserve your most expensive fertilizer in the soil.