OMAHA (DTN) -- DTN has tracked retail fertilizer prices since the first week of November 2008. Eight major fertilizers (DAP, MAP, potash, urea, 10-34-0, anhydrous, UAN28 and UAN32) have been tracked every week since that time.
During this more than 14-year stretch of time, fertilizer prices have experienced quite a range of prices, as farmers know as they've made their purchases. Weather issues, geopolitical events and even a worldwide pandemic have had a great impact on the level of nutrients across the world.
So how high and low did fertilizer prices go?
Here are the all-time high and low prices for each of the eight major fertilizers from data that DTN has collected.
Low Price -- $353/ton (1st week of March 2009)
High Price -- $1,059/ton (3rd week of May 2022)
Low Price -- $386/ton (1st week of November 2009)
High Price -- $1,083/ton (3rd week of May 2022)
Low Price -- $312/ton (1st week of October 2016)
High Price -- $896/ton (1st week of November 2008)
Low Price -- $302/ton (1st week of September 2017)
High Price -- $1,031/ton (4th week of May 2022)
Low Price -- $380/ton (4th week of December 2009)
High Price -- $1,250/ton (1st week of November 2008)
Low Price -- $393/ton (4th week of October 2017)
High Price -- $1,534/ton (five consecutive weeks April-May 2022)
Low Price -- $199/ton (3rd week of August 2009)
High Price -- $637/ton (4th week of March 2022)
Low Price -- $231/ton (1st week of September 2009)
High Price -- $731/ton (three consecutive week May-June 2022)
Want to keep on top of prices? Check out DTN's weekly column on Retail Fertilizer Trends, at: https://www.dtnpf.com/….