Practices Changed from Basic to Advanced
- Implemented zone soil sampling and variable rate fertilizer applications
- Changed starter placement to injected 2×2 banding versus surface applications
Between 2014 and 2017 the farm changed the placement of the starter (18-18-0) from surface to injected 2×2 below the soil surface. The farm also variable rate fertilizer application to 2017 management which resulted in differences in cost among fields.