poor man's nitrogen. That triggered this blog.
One writer estimates 2-12 lbs. of nitrogen per acre with a snow or rainfall. I am thinking the snowflakes pick up more nitrogen than raindrops but they are formed very similarly in the atmosphere. I can't find any data to back up my thinking. It just makes sense that snowflakes are more crystalline in structure and combine with chemicals or fertilizer easier.
That is part of nature. I may get more, I may get less. How do I figure what I have and put on the right amount for it? I have seen good results from Green Seeker but that technology has not caught on yet, at least not here.
How can I feed my wheat the best I can with the dollars I have? The first recipe I gave you intrigues me. I have never used that system. I have never used that blend of fertilizer and humate. I have to be very devoted to get it and spread it on my wheat. It is not something I can buy from my dealer, though I can come somewhat close.
Somewhat may not be good enough. Typically, a farmer adds 50-100 lbs of actual nitrogen to his wheat. Some, many add sulfur. We tend to over nitrate crops and not feed enough of anything else.
I have had good success adding 100 lbs. AMS, 100 lbs urea. If you know your soil test or even have a tissue test you need more than that. We need to feed the wheat that has wintered over, picking up whatever it can.
Add 100 lbs of MAP or DAP if your soil test is as low as mine is, and many are, and provide at least 1 lb. of actual Boron. If you have soil and/or tissue tested, you probably need more than that to raise a really good crop.
That is my thinking after a few days of reading these posts and emails, what is yours?