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Ag Talk- Dealing with Carryover Nitrogen

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Due to drought conditions last summer, carryover residual nitrogen is abnormally high this fall, especially on low lying areas and non irrigated acres.

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.

In 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 results

Contact Servi-Tech with questions at 1-800-557-7509 or on the web at

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