Agricultural producers are taking a hard look at the upcoming production season. Of all the inputs our hay producers are studying, the cost of fertilizer is a significant factor in the final cost and profitability of this summer’s hay crop.

As we would expect, hay producers are examining the various kinds of fertilizers and trying to come up with the best option for the hay field. Historically, the dry fertilizers made the most sense. And while they still may be the best option, the tremendous hike in prices over the past several months has prompted interest in liquid and organic fertilizer options.

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Cary Sims is the county Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources for Angelina County. His email address is [email protected]

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