Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SW Saskatchewan
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Will the seeds ever germinate that are swelled and hurt by the NH3? I have looked at a field of barley which I single shot (3/4" carbide tip) and I put 100 lbs. of fertilizer down with the seed. I placed it in deep and it has been in the ground 8 days. The seeds still have an inch of moisture on them, are swelling but slow to germ. They were treated and so are pink! I never have used NH3 but the pictures certainly confirm what I am seeing in my field. I treat barley because of smut.
We have had no moisture to speak of to wash the fertilizer away from its placement. I seeded the barley at 95 lb/acre since the snowstorm. I liquid treated with avadex - hope that isn't a problem.
I am wondering if some of the NH3 is gassing off to surface at the shanks and so a higher concentration around the soil disturbance (shank) and so "sterilizing" the soil there?
Nice field Haystack. How hard does that drill pull? Is that a coulter drill or a disc drill? Someday I will have to change from my FC5000 and get something more accurate and MRB the fertilizer. We have rocks so didn't like the idea of running discs. A neighbour has a JD drill and changes the discs yearly - pretty expensive!
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