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John_Walter
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Wheat topdressing early indicator

Just posted article (full story) about the ins and outs of topdressing wheat now on drought-stressed wheat. Experts give some good advice to growers facing that decision. 

 

The story points out, too, that  wheat farmers' fertility plans this spring will affect fertilizer in the rest of the Midwest.

 
Topdressing of winter wheat in the plains, usually urea, is the first big movement of fertilizer and is seen as the real beginning of the spring season.  One fertilizer manager says that if the weather and moisture situation is good, and the wheat's in decent shape, we’ll see a good topdress season.
 
But if crop conditions remain poor and growers refrain from topdressing, fertilizer supplies – particularly urea – will likely back up into the supply chain and potentially bring lower prices across the Midwest. 
 
Thoughts? 
 
John