Crops: The Lynch File – Your fertilizer rate is more important than placement

Some myths and misconceptions about different ways of placing phosphorus in the soil


There is a notion that if you put a little bit of fertilizer on the seed, that will be better than putting more fertilizer away from the seed. Some growers believe this.
It is like saying that, if you put a little bit of feed closer to a cow or pig, that is just as good as feeding them their total requirement but putting that feed a few feet away from them. You cannot grow a crop with inadequate fertilizer rates.

Better Farming - February 2009