5/14/2017 5:00:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Grains
When commodity prices are low, it is a good time to take a close look at fertilizing practices. Steps for small grain producers to optimize their fertilizer dollars include determining correct rates and selecting the appropriate fertilizer source, time of application, and placement to optimize fertilizer use.
Clain Jones is a Soil Fertility Specialist at Montana State University and talked with the Northern Ag Network's Russell Nemetz about why producers should invest in nitrogen when grain prices are low.
Clain also explained how growers should determine their nitrogen fertilizer rate.
To check out the MSU Economic Nitrogen Calculator click here.
For more information about MSU's Soil Fertility Program click here.
Source: MSU & Northern Ag Network
Update: Northern Ag Network spoke with Greg Lemon the head of public information for Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks today. FWP collaborated rancher reports that a total of four calves were killed on two ranches near Stanford, MT on Sunday. The livestock were reported to be killed either later Friday night or early Saturday morning. Both USDA Wildlife Services and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks worked to set up trapping efforts to capture the bears. The grizzlies were two young male siblings.
[BROOKINGS, S.D.] – The agriculture community recently banded together at the fourth annual Prime Time Gala to support Feeding South Dakota, which provides food assistance to hundreds of men, women and children across the state. Both Alltech and Hubbard Feeds, an Alltech company, supported the successful event, which raised a total of $236,508.