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Tax and DPAD Changes.
Congress recently passed and the President signed a bill changing the tax code again. The Section 199A, which replaced the Section 199, has now been rolled back to something similar to the Section 199. I would suggest all producers consult with your financial advisor and/or tax professional to evaluate the impact upon your individual farming operation.
Looking for an alternative to Price Later or Storage, ask about Basis Contracts or Extended Price Contracts.
With AFD you don't have to worry about having to check your fuel tank at the end of a long day during harvest or spring field work to make sure you have enough fuel to get you through the next day before it rains. To learn more about AFD and the premium diesel fuel AFD delivers, watch the videos in the links below, click on the left side of this page or give us a call.
For all of your chemical, fertilizer, and seed questions and needs, contact one of our agronomists:
Jim Lawler (Agronomy Department Manager): (319) 327-2523 Bo Pagel: (319) 240-4524 Adam Thimmesch: (319) 240-3026
How soon can you plant corn after applying anhydrous ammonia? When anhydrous ammonia leaves the knives of your toolbar, it expands from the point of injection in all directions 2 1/2 to 3 inches, leaving a 5 to 6 inch cylinder of nitrogen (expansion can be greater in dry or course soils). Most of all the diffusion of ammonia from the point of injection takes place within 24 hours. If this "free" ammonia is moved up into the seed zone in this band, it can damage or "burn" seeds and/or roots by removing water from the plant tissue. Although there is no magic number of days to delay planting after ammonia application, waiting at least 5 to 7 days is a good rule of thumb. An additional waiting period may be beneficial if the following conditions occur: 1) If NH3 applications are made when the soil is wet because the knife creates sidewall compaction. This forms a channel for the NH3 to move up to the seed zone before getting absorbed into the soil. 2.) In dry/sandy soils ammonia (in search of water) can diffuse into what will become the seed zone. 3.) Shallow NH3 applications of 6 inches or less can increase injury because the placement is closer to the seed. Apply anhydrous deeply to avoid seedling injury.
Soil Temperature controls the rate of ammonium is converted to nitrate; that is the conversion of field applied anhydrous to a form that may be lost. There is little conversion of the nitrogen at temperatures below 50 degrees. When soils are warmed to above 50 degrees the conversion begins. Nitrogen "stabilizers" can be applied with the nitrogen to delay the conversion for about two weeks after the soils warm. Iowa State University has determined that about 1100 soil growing degree days are required to convert 90% of the applied material to nitrate. When soil temperatures warm to the normal temperature of 50 degrees, the amount of nitrogen subject to loss will begin to increase. In any of these circumstances, increasing the number of days from NH3 application to planting will help reduce injury. Consider applying NH3 at a slight angle when possible, as this can help reduce the number of plants that may be affected after planting if ammonia burn would occur.
While we do not offer NH3 here at Dunkerton Co-op, we want our custmers to be informed about the potential for NH3 burn if corn is planted to soon after application. If you do not have your NH3 on and do not want to wait the minimum days to plant after application of NH3, give Jim, Bo or Adam a call. We have can supply you with urea and 32% for your nitrogen needs.
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