The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 12, 1957 · Page 32
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 32

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 12, 1957
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Spreading nitrogen* in the fall can save you a rush next spring. Most farmers find they can profitably use from 50 to 100 pounds of N on second-year corn. It can be applied late In the fall or during winter. It isn't usually a good idea to spread o'n frozen ground. Apply anhydrous ammonia when soil conditions are about right for fall plowing. If soil is too wet or too dry you will lose some of the.ammonia. It's a good idea to run the applicator knives at least 6 inches deep or ' deeper.. Knives shouldn't be more than 40" apart for most normal application rates, and if you're .putting on more than 100 pounds of N, cut distance down to 20". Bulk application of fertilizer saves labor. Many farmers using bulk spreading like fall application because soil is usually drier than In the spring. Also, if you do get some compaction, soil has a chance to freeze out over winter and is in good tilth by spring. Yow don't have to wait until freezing weather before applying nitrogen. Soil microorganism activity stops completely at 32 degrees. But, their activity is slowed up enough by the time soil reaches 50 degrees to prevent much nitrification. If land is level enough to fall plow, you can spread nitrogen safely at 55 degrees since you'll find the temperature is lower at the 6- to 8-inch level thgn at the surface. US§ Nitrogen News Fall fertilization has many advantages Saves time—spreads expenses—boosts yields Nitrogen increases benefits of corn plow down Right treatment improves tilth Right now you can go a long way toward bringing in a top corn yield next year. This can be done by making certain that your land derives the greatest possible benefits from plant residues. To provide maximum benefits, residues must be "digested." Nitrogen stimulation • Bacteria in your soil need stimulation to put them to work "digesting" plant residues. Nitrogen provides that stimulation. By spreading from 400 to 500 pounds of USS Ammonium Sulfate on every acre to be fall-plowed, you'll ensure better activity of soil bacteria. Better tilth The action of -fall plowing, -followed by freezing and thawing of the soil, improves its structure and tilth. You'll find the soil absorbs more water through the winter, giving it an improved reserve for the summer months. Much of your plowing will be taken care of— saving time in the spring. And, with the improved soil structure and better tilth, next year's crops will have a better seed bed. These are all important for top yields. Proteins need sulfur Sulfur is an important part of protein. Here again, USS Ammonium Sulfate is your ideal fertilizer. That's because ammonium sulfate is 24% sulfur. This sulfur content is a big aid in producing vital protein. Application is easy Whether you get your USS Ammonium Sulfate in bulk or bag, you'll find it's easy to apply. Kiln drying makes it free-flowing. There's no special equipment needed. A regular or truck spreader does the job. Check again the advantages of applying USS Ammonium SuJfate this fall. You get next year's nitrogen down early. Soil bacteria stimulated with nitrogen do a better job of "digesting" residues. Your soil's structure and The practice of applying fertilizer during the fall and winter has gained steadily the past few years. Today farmers all over the country have proven it to be a good practice. One of the first advantages of fall fertilization is the time factor. With nearly all crops harvested, farmers seem to have a little more time. By fertilizing this fall, you save a lot of valuable time during the spring planting rush when every daylight hour has a price tag on it. Soil is firmer Normally, your land is better able to support heavy equipment in the fall than during the wet spring season. This is particularly true if you bulk spread.' Leaching Don't worry about leaching losses on fall- applied nitrogen if your soils are the heavier types. The added precaution of using a fertilizer containing only ammonia nitrogen—such as ammonium sulfate—makes the chances of losses through leaching negligible. Apply that needed nitrogen now and it will be there in the spring, ready to go to work when crops begin to grow. The 21% nitrogen content of USS Ammonium Sulfate acts as a real yield booster... no matter what crops you raise. And there's a bonus of 24% sulfur for deficient soils. Spreading expenses Usually the fall months mean that fertilizers are more readily available from your dealer. He's had a chance to restock his supply after the spring and early summer rush. Another point in favor of fall application is the fact that it helps spread your expenses evenly through the year, avoiding large expenditures in the spring. Take advantage of the benefits from fall fertilization. Order a supply of USS Ammonium Sulfate from your fertilizer dealer this week. Remember, it's 21% nitrogen-dry-free-flowing—easy to use and a really economical yield booster. Farmers planning on top yield* from their crops plan on USS Ammonium Sulfat*. It's • 2\VS nitrogen fertilizer that's easy to handle. And there'* a bong* of 24% sulfur in It for deficient foil*. See your dealer for a supply In bag or bulk. UNITED STATES STEEL 525 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh 30, Pa- tilth will be better. You'll be supplying jreur soil with the sulfur it needs to produce necessary protein. Fall application saves valuable time next spring. They're all good reasons for applying USS Ammonium Sulfate, the 21% nitrogen fertilizer, this fall. Call your local dealer for a supply this week. You'll be glad you did-

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