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Fertilizer micronutrients make a difference

February 19, 2010
From Wayne Schoper, Extension Educator, Nicollet County

Even though we are still in the month of February, it is not too early to start thinking about the 2010 cropping season. One of the major expenses for modern crop production is fertilizer. During the fall of 2008 we saw fertilizer prices climb to all-time highs. We have seen these record high prices fall some what. The fall of 2009 proved to be a difficult time to apply fertilizer for next years crop. However, with tight bottom lines, farmers have had to make some tough decisions with fertilizer purchases. One item that should not be ignored is the use of micronutrients.



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