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Wheat fertilizer recommendations

With 1 to 2 million acres planted annually, wheat is a major crop in Minnesota's agriculture. When diseases and other crop pests are not limiting, average yields continue to increase slowly with time. Adequate and efficient use of fertilizer has been a major contributor to this increase.


Applying fertilizer

Since most of the wheat acreage in Minnesota is usually planted in early spring when soil conditions are cold and wet, the application of some fertilizer with the drill should be a routine management practice.

CAUTION! — Do not place ammonium thiosulfate (12-0-0-26) in direct contact with the seed. Do not place boron fertilizers in direct contact with the seed.


Other needed nutrients


Daniel E. Kaiser, Extension nutrient management specialist

Reviewed in 2018

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