Winter is a good time for crop producers and fertilizer dealers to work out the kinks in fertilizer application equipment for economic, environmental, efficiency, and safety reasons. Properly working application equipment translates into getting the most out of every fertilizer dollar. Overapplying to compensate for poorly calibrated equipment wastes money and could mean nutrient-rich runoff and consequently, a potential water quality problem. This article provides some tips for maintaining your fertilizer application equipment.
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Hanna, H. Mark; Sawyer, John E.; and Tidman, Michael J., "Equipment maintenance: Fertilizer applicators" (2002). Integrated Crop Management News. 1747.
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