Cautious fertilization adjustment planned for 2006 wheat and corn

Smith, Ron
November 2005
Southwest Farm Press;11/17/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 22, p24
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the plan of Grayson County, Texas-based farmer Bobby Sollis to reduce fertilization while growing wheat and corn. Sollis knows that pushing for higher wheat and corn yield makes little sense for 2006 because fertilizer prices are the highest he has ever seen. Sollis also plans to reduce tillage in corn. Last year, his wheat crop didn't succeed so he planted corn instead. According to Sollis, a normal yield goal for his dryland corn is 100 bushels per acre. He owns just under 100 commercial brood cows.


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