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Spring fertilizer outlook: What should farmers be thinking about in 2023?

Tractor applying fertilizer

In this episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast, we’re discussing spring fertilizer decisions. Will the dry conditions last year have repercussions on how fertilizer is managed this year? What considerations should growers be making regarding fertilizer for a potentially late spring? Is there any new research on fertilizer products like biologicals or inhibitors that Minnesota growers should be aware of?



  • Brad Carlson (, Extension educator (Mankato)
  • Daniel Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Jeff Vetsch, U of M researcher (Waseca)

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