Aug 10, 2020

Minnesota growers who plan to apply fall fertilizer, nitrogen in particular, should take note of the new restrictions that go into effect Sept. 1, 2020. Under the Groundwater Protection Rule (GPR) signed into law by the ag commissioner of Minnesota in 2019, application of nitrogen fertilizer is restricted in certain areas of the state to “minimiz[e] potential sources of nitrate pollution to Minnesota groundwater.”

Read the news release with complete information from the University of Minnesota Extension. You can also follow this link to an interactive map from the MN Dept. of Ag that allows you to zoom in on your specific farming areas to see if they fall under the new rules.

“They have been talking about this for five years,” said Kevin Carlson, Federated’s agronomy sales manager, “and it does affect our geography.” Contact your Federated Agronomist with any questions or concerns.

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