When Should I Apply Anhydrous Ammonia?


When we consider the effects of dry weather, we tend to think mostly about germination and seeding, but the effects of prolonged dry conditions reach into other areas we may not consider. One of those secondary areas includes fall fertilizer application, in particular, anhydrous ammonia.

While the Thanksgiving weekend finally delivered some much needed moisture for most of Manitoba, just a few days ago fields were dust-dry, limiting cultivating operations and fertilizer applications.

Brunel Sabourin, area agronomist with Cargill based at Morris, Man., talks about why soil temperature and moisture matters when applying anhydrous ammonia, and if fall field work doesn’t happen in time, what options you have to make up time in the spring.

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