Importance of Offseason Fertility Management

Channel Seedsman Ryan Colville discusses why offseason fertility management is an important part of a year-round fertility plan.

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Key Takeaways:

  • While performing offseason fertility management, you will gather the soil analysis and water analysis, and then combine this data with the yield analysis of the previous year. With this information, you'll be able to identify areas that need to be focused on for the year.
  • The ultimate goal is to build a plan for the offseason so you have the necessary products and plan to address any weaknesses by planting season.

Why is offseason fertility management an important part of a year-round fertility plan?

Offseason fertility management is where you make it or break it. You're going out and you're doing soil analysis, water analysis, and then you're pulling that together with previous-year yield analysis. And with all that information, we can identify touchpoints that need to be focused on. Whether you know field two down the street is falling a little bit behind the rest of the farm, we need to go and address that head-on and figure out what type of fertility issue that is. Maybe our CEC is out of whack or our pH is too high. And we can build a plan to address that in the offseason so that way, by the time planting comes around, we'll be more than prepared to have the products we need in the barn and have a plan in place to attack that problem.

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