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Seed-placed fertilizer safety

How much seed-placed fertilizer is safe? Pat Beaujot says 
any seed-placed fertilizer is risky business

The cold, late spring this year brought many farmer questions regarding seed-placed fertilizer and how much starter fertilizer including phosphate (P) could be safely seed-placed. My answer is that with today’s seeding equipment and optimally placed side-band fertilizer, any amount of seed-placed fertilizer is too much! Why risk fertilizer toxicity and jeopardize germination and emergence when you […] Read more