Monday, December 19, 2011
Deep Banded Fertilizer
Lots of people are using various methods in applying fertilizer in bands. People we are in touch with have found that it offers no real advantage in yields. University of Illinois researchers have found the same thing. Prairie Farmer has published the results recently. Environmental benefits may go to the banding in strip tilled fields. As Phosphorous levels increase in the soil surface, so do the chances that dissolved phosphorous will get into surface water.