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Best Management Practices – Nutrient Placement

Quick fact sheet to explain nutrient placement.

  • Nutrient placement is one of the 4R’s nutrient stewardship – Right Place
  • Proper nutrient placement can increase yield potential and avoid nutrient and economic loss.
  • Banding P fertilizer is especially effective in high pH, calcareous soils.
  • Placement of N and P fertilizer in non-irrigated furrows can reduce losses in furrow irrigation.
  • Placement options include broadcast, banding, foliar, and starter (pop-up).