Spring 2012 MAP and DAP Spot Barge Pricing / Order Your Planter Attachments Now

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob FritzSpring spot barge pricing for MAP and DAP will most likely be lower than current prices.  However, the price levels are still being determined. Urea prices look like they will be increasing as we enter the spring planting season. Call us for more information at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.

Equipment Tips by Jim Goodale

Order Your Planter Attachments Now

If you are planning on setting up your planter with new fertilizer coulters or residue managers, you need to get those items ordered now.  All of the manufacturers are behind on orders, and it looks like we could have an early spring.  I would say if you want to have any chance of getting planter attachments in time this spring, they need to be ordered by the end of February. Click here to send Jim an e-mail. [table “1” not found /]
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Fertilizer Prices Holding Steady / On-Farm Bulk Fertilizer Storage

Fertilizer Update by Rob Fritz

Rob FritzPricing continues to remain stable.  MAP has now dropped and is priced similarly to DAP, and potash has remained at the same price point.  I look for this trend to continue, barring any surprises in the market or market issues. Urea pricing out of the terminals continues to be very attractive when compared to the liquid forms. 10-34-0 supplies are short.  However, pricing is stable.  Lock in your 10-34-0 soon to prevent a supply issue in spring. Call us for more information at 1-800-274-3389. Click here to send Rob an e-mail.

Equipment Tips by Mike Bemboom

On-Farm Bulk Fertilizer Storage

On-farm storage for bulk fertilizer can help you out in a variety of ways. First, you might be able to buy your tank for a better price if you can take it before the season starts. When demand is low, supply is usually high.  Also, you don’t have to set your application schedule around when the tank can be delivered. You can find tanks ranging from less than 100 gallons to tanks that will hold over 3,000 gallons. Some are vertical, some are horizontal, and many of them can be set on trailers to make them mobile.  That means there is likely a tank out there that will work for you. Click here to send Mike an e-mail. [table “1” not found /]
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