Conversations With Growers About Fertility

Channel Seedsman Andrew Phillips from Schaller, Iowa, talks about the conversations he has with his growers about fertility.

Key Takeaways

  • Splitting applications can allow larger growths to meet the environmental needs of that particular year.
  • Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are not the only fertilizers that make a large impact on overall profitability.

What conversations do you have with your growers about fertility?

So when I sit down with a grower and we start talking about fertility, fertility is a rapidly growing conversation in the industry because we're learning that N, P and K are not the only fertilizers that make a large impact on overall profitability. So in our area, we really have gone to a lot of starter fertilizer programs or higher management fertilizer programs, meaning we split applications. And some of those things allow, you know, larger growths to meet the environmental needs of that particular year.

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