OMAFRA: Strip till fertilizer rates and placement
By Top Crop Manager
Ben Rosser, corn specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), addresses one of the most common questions he gets: What are safe rates of fertilizer for strip till?
According to Rosser, Ontario does have safe fertilizer rates for in-furrow and 2” x 2” planter banding but, unlike these placements, strip till fertilizer placement can vary significantly across, and even within various strip tiller types.
To build data to assist in safe-rate decisions, a new project has started at the University of Guelph with soil fertility and nutrient management professor John Lauzon through Grain Farmers of Ontario and Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding. |READ MORE