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Starter fertilizer: What are the risks and benefits?

starter fertilizer minnesota risks benefits

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, three U of M researchers discuss starter fertilizer issues. 

  • What makes liquid starter fertilizers risky when applying on or near the seed? 
  • Should growers adjust their liquid in-furrow application rates in dry years? 
  • Is it a good idea to mix liquid fertilizer with fungicides or insecticides?

  • Dan Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist
  • Jeff Vetsch, researcher, Southern Research and Outreach Center
  • Bruce Potter, Extension integrated pest management specialist
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