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Application time, forms of fertilizer and methods of application must be considered when applying fertilizer to wheat.

Several different methods can be used to apply fertilizers to wheat, depending on the form of fertilizer material. Producers must consider application time and method as well as the most economical forms of fertilizer and the most efficient methods of application.

Fertilizers are sold in three forms -- liquid, dry and gas. The effectiveness of the forms is essentially the same as long as the same amount of available nutrient is properly applied. The form of fertilizer may dictate the method of application.