Verified FBN Member (NE)


Starter fertilizer for wheat

Who here is putting starter fertilizer on with their drill? What combination are you using and what rate?


Verified FBN Member (OK)

We’ve been putting 11-52-0 in the furrow with seed for 15 years, usually 20-30lbs/acre. If nitrogen is needed, sometimes do a blend of 1/2 46-0-0 and 1/2 11-52-0 at a rate of 60-80lbs/acre. All this using JD air drill with fert in front tank and seed in rear tank.

Verified FBN Member (UT)

I tried about 10lbs in the trench of 46-0-0 on some spring wheat. Full disclosure, first time on a totally new air drill and first time sending fertilizer down via air drill.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

We have been putting down some 32 and a product called riser from nutrient ag. Been using a coulter machine. If I wanted to put it down with my drill, I would have to go with the rate of 8 gallon an acre. That isn't very feasible for me. I want something cheaper and a lower rate. Im not sure if 10-34-0 alone would be enough nitrogen.

Verified FBN Member (OR)

Following. Curious if anyone has seen any big advantages to using phosphorus mixed with 32. Heard mixed reviews, some great & some say no known advantage.