Farmers are encouraged to evaluate nutrient management when preparing for the next growing season.
Winfield United market development agronomist Mark Glady says soil fertility is one of the biggest yield factors.
“And not just nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, the big three, but we also want to look at micronutrients. And even though zinc, manganese, boron, are only needed at less than a pound per acre for a 200-bushel corn crop removal, they’re still essential to have.”
He tells Brownfield soil sampling is foundational to developing a fertilizer plan, but says plant tissue sampling is also important.