Even though parts of Nebraska saw snowflakes fly last week, ag experts say the soil is likely still too warm in some areas for farmers to safely apply anhydrous ammonia.
Barb Stewart, an agronomist with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, says it's cold now but we also saw very warm weather last week, with highs in the 70s and 80s.
Stewart says this year's drought left residual nitrate in the soil and in many cases, crops didn't take up all the nitrogen that was applied. She suggests farmers do a soil nitrate test next spring and make adjustments accordingly.
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