06-14-2013 08:08 AM
Fertilizer, or lack there of, seems to be a concern in many growing regions. The problem is the small planting window created a huge demand for fertilizer in a very short time period. It is being estimated that US farmers planted about 42 million acres of corn in one week last month, almost twice as much as we would normally ever plant in one week. With many ag retailers forced to draw supplies out of the Gulf or Canada producers are seeing unusually long delays for key crop nutrients like urea and liquid nitrogen. The crop can hang on for a while without any fertilizer, but if producers are forced to wait too long the plant will certainly see some stress and top-end yields could be reduced. Believe it or not many inside the industry think it takes more than 60-days to get fertilizer from its origin into the farmers hands. Point is, you might be seeing a jump in fertilizer prices, not due to lack of supply, but rather logistical constraints. Remember, our goal is to try and stay one step ahead of the crowd, make sure you are skating to where the puck is going to be and not where it is currently at
Tear it up fellas what are your thoughts?
06-14-2013 08:23 AM
06-14-2013 10:41 AM
Got done planting yesterday evening. The last 20 should have been PP. could not have planted it with out mfwa. (beans)
The one thing around here is the push to plant and the mud thing in the already planted fields has a rotten little problem besides just yellowing. It is the all RR program ,is cutting into yields here in my area. Too much to do, so little windows of opportunity to do something and late on the calendar. The RR crops that have been planted are not sprayed and are loosing yield and it is raining here now.
I was planting beans yesterday and right across the fence line was a 160 + ac field of corn that has 30 ac of it Underneath a canopy of weeds. Mine is hurting too.