Results of recent field research dealing with methods of
fertilizer application are reported and discussed. Field
work included the use of solution nitrogen (N), N and
phosphate (P2O5) suspensions, and practical alternatives
for the application of granular N and P2O5 fertilizers.
The importance of placement of solution N is illustrated,
compared to post-emergent broadcast application. The
increasingly important dilemma with respect to fertilizer
application under zero or minimum tillage management is
discussed. Thirdly, some of the popular methods of
application of N and P2O5 and the need for starter
P2O5 are discussed in light of the growing number of
alternatives presented to the farmer.