to drought conditions last summer, carryover residual nitrogen is abnormally
high this fall, especially on low lying areas and non irrigated
As much as 40-60 lbs. of carryover nitrogen has been seen in non-irrigated acres, and an average of 25-45 lbs. of carryover nitrogen in most irrigated acres. Those high amounts of nitrogen can add up to $15-$45 of nutrients
just sitting there in the soil.
order to know for sure and maximize the value of the nutrients in a specific
field a soil test is necessary. Nitrate
levels will vary from field to field.
A farmer shouldn't add
fertilizer to the soil without first checking what the levels are already. A trained agronomist, such as a Servi-Tech
agronomist can help take the soil test, have it analyzed, and interpret the