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While growers are familiar with the unpredictability of the weather, the varying impacts of weather systems in the fall and winter can mean leaving input investments to even more chance.
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There is resurgence in interest on topdressing nitrogen for a variety of reasons. First, the perception is that top-dressing nitrogen fertilizer during the growing season offers potential benefits in cost and efficiency. Second, recent weather patterns have forced many farmers to either skip or miss the opportunity for fertilizer application prior to or at seeding time. Finally, protein premiums for spring wheat can be enticing at times
While many uncertainties are top of mind for growers, weather always seems to remain one of the primary areas of concern as with the arrival of spring comes less than ideal soil conditions—cool, dry or extremely wet.
When it comes to the agriculture industry, planning ahead and dealing with the unknowns are a way of life. From rainfall, soil conditions, weather forecasts, maintenance and more, even the most efficient operations must be prepared for whatever gets thrown at them.