Nutrient Timing Matters: OMAFRA
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.