2021 Orthman Research Yield Book


bu./ac advantage of the liquid over the dry would more than pay for the added expense. To dig a little deeper let’s think about what happened after dry was applied. The dry was applied in November in dry conditions, the dry conditions persisted until late January when a snowfall event occurred. February was dry and extremely cold. In March the Orthman research farm received around eight inches of precipitation, with April through July being dryer than average. Interestingly enough, in May at V4 to V5, while digging roots in this trial we were able to find fertilizer prills in the dry trial that had not dissolved. We observed that the dry conditions from application until March contributed to

the fertilizer not breaking down. The dry treatment did receive an

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