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Spring fertilizer outlook: Key decisions after a warm winter

fertilizer being applied to corn field

This episode of the Nutrient Management Podcast is our annual spring fertilizer outlook. What are the field conditions our panelists are seeing across the state? What options for early fertilizer application should Minnesota growers consider? What practices should be avoided-and why? Should growers be concerned about nitrogen carryover? What economic practices should growers keep in mind as the season begins?



  • Daniel Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Fabian Fernandez, Extension nutrient management specialist (St. Paul)
  • Lindsay Pease, Extension nutrient and water management specialist (Crookston)
  • Brad Carlson, Extension educator (Mankato)

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