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Fertilizing Soybeans

March 27, 2009
Wayne Schoper Brown/Nicollet Extension Educator

As we head into the 2009 planting season we know that there are a lot of things such as the weather and the markets that are out of our control. For example, last summers dry August cost farmers a lot of bushels of soybeans as it was very hot and dry at a very critical point in the development of the soybean plant. However, one thing that is in our control is the fertilizer that is applied to crops on an annual basis. When we think about fertilizer usage, we tend to concentrate on the corn crop. But we know, through research and experience, that soybean yield will also benefit from fertilizer use in much of the northern and western Corn Belt.



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