Fertilizer Considerations in a Wet Spring – Challenges and Opportunities
- Whole Farm
By John Heard
Following last year’s drought, much of Manitoba badly needed recharge of soil moisture reserves. The unusually large amounts of rain and snow received this winter and spring will now delay spring seeding and may force some farmers into alternative options for spring nitrogen (N) application.
Advances in fertilizer sources and application methods provide many options to help farmers deal with these challenges. Another challenge is the uncertain supply of fertilizer due to current supply chain disruptions, so options may be limited on fertilizer availability and source.