Illinois Fertilizer & Chemical Association
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Fall fertilizer application season compressed again

Harvest delays and a warm start to October didn’t give farmers many opportunities to apply fall fertilizer.
But it appears applicators still have time to catch up this month, weather permitting, to hopefully avoid a repeat of a shortened fertilizer season last fall, according to Jean Payne, president of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association.
“We really had one to two days our members started to roll on fall-applied anhydrous ammonia after we had such an immediate drop of temperatures at the end of October,” Payne told the RFD Radio Network. “Unfortunately, we’re sidelined again,” last week due to a combination of rain and snow at the end of October.
The weather forecast this month calls for chilly conditions to continue, with possibly a less active storm track.
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