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Fall fertilizer prices offer more good news for Prairie growers

Prices for urea, phosphate and anhydrous ammonia are all at the lower end of their normal range

Prices for urea, phosphate and anhydrous ammonia are all at the lower end of their normal range

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fertilizer prices have seen some ups and downs over the past six months, but the situation heading into winter looks favourable. “When we look at the overall input markets so far in 2020, we see that they’ve kind of eased up. For producers right now, that’s a pretty good spot to be in,” said Craig […] Read more

Reducing the spring workload and cost savings make fall fertilizing tempting, but the cost can be higher, 
especially when it comes to urea or anhydrous.

The pros and (serious) cons of fall fertilizer application

Fall application can come back to haunt you in the spring, especially when it comes to nitrogen

Reading Time: 4 minutes At face value, there are several reasons for applying fertilizer post-harvest. It reduces the workload in spring, the price of nutrients is usually lower in the fall, and it minimizes winter storage risks. So is fall fertilizer application a no-brainer? Not necessarily, says an agronomist with Alberta Wheat and Barley. “I would make sure that […] Read more


Crunch time for Manitoba producers to fertilize

CNS Canada — The clock is ticking for Manitoba producers who wish to lay down nitrogen or phosphorous on their fields. Wet conditions in many parts of the province are making it tough for farmers to get their machines onto fields, according to Dan Mazier, president of Keystone Agricultural Producers. “We just drove from Winnipeg […] Read more

Fertilizer prices steady as farmers gauge fall use

CNS Canada — Farmers are starting to assess how much fertilizer they’ll use going into the fall, if at all, based on crop budgets, according to an industry analyst. Fertilizer prices are being driven by crop prices and the global market, and both those factors are keeping prices steady, said David Asbridge, president at NPK […] Read more