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Fertilizer seed decision aid from South Dakota State University. The spreadsheet can be downloaded as an XLS file via the 'Screengrab' link at right.

Starter fertilizer —right place, right rate

Having a good handle on the basics will set you up for spring success

Starter fertilizer placed with or near the seed is essential for vigorous early-season growth in grass crops such as corn and wheat. We plant these crops early because we know vigorous early-season growth is important to high yields. Early seeding also means cold soils. Starter fertilizer is an insurance policy to get the crop off