Western Canada has a short growing season. Crops in Western Canada start to take up nutrients early and uptake escalates quickly. For these reasons, the ideal timing for fertilizer application is at seeding. This saves an extra pass over the field and ensures that the expected fertilizer requirement is in place when the crop needs it. But there are times when an in-crop top up of nitrogen or sulphur makes sense.
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Tips to apply nitrogen and sulphur in-season
Western Canada has a short growing season. Crops in Western Canada start to take up nutrients early and uptake escalates quickly. For these reasons, the ideal timing for fertilizer application…
Top dress canola with sulphur deficiency
Without enough sulphur, canola cannot produce top yields – no matter how much of the other nutrients are available. Please read an updated version of this article.
Nutrient deficiencies and top-dress tips: PODCAST, VIDEO
Improved crop moisture may have improved the yield potential of canola crops. If nutrient availability does not match this new yield potential, in-crop top-dressing of nitrogen or sulphur (or both)…
Impact of source and placement of nitrogen and sulphur fertilizers on canola
Increasing farm size in western Canada has led many farmers to move back to less efficient broadcast nitrogen application in an effort to hasten spring seeding operations. However, surface application…