Nutrient Timing Matters: OMAFRA

nutrient_timing_posterDid you know that the timing of your nutrient applications makes a big difference in how they are absorbed into the soil? This is true for both organic and conventional farmers.

According to OMAFRA:

Phosphorus in manure and other nutrients can be lost from runoff when applied at the wrong time, meaning a loss of nutrients for you and a greater risk to the environment, such as algal blooms and reduced water quality in our Great Lakes.

This includes when applied:

  • on frozen and snow covered groun
  • right before it rain
  • when soil is saturated

OMAFRA provides a lot of resources for farmers on nutrient and manure management. Visit their nutrient management page for more information.



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