According to the Experts “Urea on Snow, Just Say NO”Anyone know if losses would be lower spreading or floating fert when there is snow on the ground? To me it’s an ideal time to do it ... want to get others thoughts who do this.
Thx for any thoughts!
When I bought my spreader I spread agrotain coated urea every month from November to April. The next few years I spread in November December urea some coated some bare. Then have since gone 100% bare urea some fall some spring. The only difference I ever noticed is where I quit in the fall and resumed spreading in the spring. There was a noticeable difference in the stand and yield for the spring application. The only drawback that I see to spring floating is compaction. The only nitrogen loss that I ever had was fall banding one year I lost every pound of it good thing I only did 320 acres.
I'd interested in hearing about those conditions as well. We have spread and worked in Urea in the fall and have always had worse crops compared to when we band in the fall.What conditions led to banded N being 100% lost vs floated on the surface?